WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Other
  • ALCOHOL
    12.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

The Farmstrong Field Rosé is the result of an intentional rosé program, picked expressly for rosé and 100% whole cluster pressed.

This blend is from two vineyard sites in northern Mendocino’s Redwood Valley: Carignane from the 80 year old vines in Hawkeye Ranch (50%), Zinfandel(50%) from 48 year old vine in KenMar Vineyard.  Hawkeye Ranch is owned and farmed by the Johnsons, who are 5th generation growers and true stewards of the land.  KenMar is owned and Farmed by Ken and Margo Schrock.

The Carignane and Zinfandel are picked several weeks before I pick them for the Field Red.  The Carignane and Zinfandel press juice was cold settled and then racked and combined as juice and a native fermentation was carried out, all as one lot.  After dryness the rosé was aged in neutral French oak and received lees stirring until the wines was bottled in the spring.

The fruit from both the Carignane and Zinfandel is balanced and beaming with bright flavors at lower sugars, allowing me to harvest at lower sugars and retain the lovely natural acidity, vibrant red fruits and floral notes. By gently pressing whole clusters, extraction is very delicate, allowing her soft pretty nature to shine through.

TASTING NOTES 

Loaded with vibrant lively fruits, it is summer in a glass:  ripe strawberries, honey tangerine, camellia blossom.  This wine is inviting, happy, easy going and relaxing…like a walk in the park on a sunny day.