Under the Wire Sparkling Pinot Noir Rose Hirsch Vyd Sonoma Coast

Under the Wire

Vintage:2014
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:United States
Region:California
Appellation:Anderson Vly.
Type:Sparkling
Varietals:Pinot Noir
Vineyard:Under The Wire's first release from this iconic vineyard. Just a few miles from the ocean, this is the real Sonoma Coast. Planted at 1500’, Hirsch is a vineyard of extremes. The vineyard itself sees an incredible 80” average of rain during the winter. During the growing season it can get warm but has a heavy fog influence in the morning and late afternoon. Whether it is driving to the vineyard, trying to find cell service to call a tow truck (there isn’t any) or growing grapes, nothing is easy on the true Sonoma Coast.
Soil:Goldridge soils
Viticulture:Farmed using organic and biodynamic methods
Vinification:Foot stomped, the grapes were left to soak for a couple hours prior to pressing. The Vin Claire was fermented with native yeasts in neutral oak barrels.
Aging:The wine was put down for secondary fermentation after six months in barrel and disgorged in May of 2017 with 2 grams of dosage.
Tasting:The immediate reaction of Morgan and Chris when tasting this wine just before release was that “this smells like the true Sonoma Coast.” What does that mean?  Well, there is a wild raspberry bush just as you turn off Meyers Grade on the way to the vineyard. Go there and pick a few of the raspberries while feeling the first rays of sun and smelling the last wisps of ocean fog.  Maybe be a little sleep deprived from falling in love.  That is Hirsch.