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Long Meadow Ranch Rosé Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2019  - First Bottle


91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Pale cherry pink in color, the 2019 Ros? of Pinot Noir opens spicy with notes of elderflower, tarragon, lemon and lime pith accenting musk melon fruit. The medium-bodied palate is packed with floral-laced fruits, rounded and juicy with a long, uplifted finish. Lovely! Drink now-2022.

Technical Details

  • BlendPinot Noir
  • WinemakerStephane Vivier
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia North Coast
  • AppellationAnderson Valley
  • Farming MethodCertified Organic
  • Alcohol13%

Long Meadow Ranch Rosé Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2019

Pinot Noir  |  US

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$13 for a premium, California rosé, crafted from their estate pinot noir in cool-climate Anderson Valley, guided by pinot-savant Stéphane Vivier is just a monumental deal. At 50% off the winery retail, you’ll have enough left over to add-on Long Meadow Ranch’s famous cheddar biscuits with shaved ham and red pepper jelly at their St. Helena institution Farmstead (seriously, add this to your list of must-try snacks on your next visit to Napa!).

Stéphane Vivier is a native Burgundian who received his enology and viticulture degrees from the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon. After honing his skills working harvests in Pommard, Meursault, and Chassagne-Montrachet, he switched focus to New World wine regions, with stints in New Zealand and the Russian River before being tapped to head up winemaking at Hyde de Villaine, a California-Burgundy partnership between local grower Larry Hyde and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti’s Aubert de Villaine. Quite the resume, indeed!

The LMR Anderson Valley estate has nearly 70 acres planted to pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot gris. Between the nearby Pacific Ocean and the Navarro River to the southwest, there is a natural marine layer that blankets the vineyards and creates terroir ideal for the grapes to slowly mature and express their peak varietal characteristics. The vineyard soils are Pinole and Perrygulch loam dominant with slopes that vary between 2-35%. Pinole loam is very fine, with a lot of well-draining sand and clay. This block is planted to Calera, 777 and 828 clones, favored for their intensity and depth. Meanwhile, the Perrygulch loam possesses a higher volume of clay with the lowest pH and is planted to 115, 667 and 777 clones. “Big vines” tend to struggle here but the vigor is higher which tends to produce a higher concentration of flavors in the finished wines. For the rosé, grapes are selected early for harvest (to maintain a high acidity and freshness) and crushed separately in the traditional provencal style. The resulting wine is a delicately hued light pink, with notes of white strawberries, lemon, and pomelo fruits and a tarragon and saline edge to the finish. Crisp, dry and perfect for summer!

PAIRING IDEAS: If you can’t make it to Napa, let Napa come to you! Here’s the recipe for Farmstead’s cheddar biscuits...just slice in half, slather with some red pepper jelly and thin slices of serrano ham to make a home version.

: MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: The Kinks dance the line between bubble-gum pop and irreverent musical geniuses as well as anybody in the history of rock ‘n roll. “Sunny Afternoon” should vibe perfectly with this rosé!

About the Producer

In the late 1800?s, the majestic Long Meadow Ranch property thrived with vineyards, apple orchards, olive groves, hay and a goat milk dairy until farming fell dormant during Prohibition. Over the following years, the property became swallowed by the encroaching forest until the Halls bought the property in 1989. The Hall family carefully breathed life back into the land, nurturing it back to its glory, and then some, by cutting back the abandoned olive trees and replanting the vineyards and apple orchards as you see them growing today. Home to the Mayacamas Estate, the rugged 650-acre landscape nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains also gave way to a long, sweeping meadow, thus the name Long Meadow Ranch was born.