2019-C Reeve Rose of Pinot Noir Vecino Vineyard, Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California (750ml)
A Seasonal Rosé Wine Club Selection
After a one-year hiatus due to the fires of 2018, Reeve was once again able to make their signature rosé from the Vecino Vineyard situated in the northern corner of Potter Valley near the origin of the Russian River.
Comprised of three different clones: 115, Pommard and clone 32. Clone 32 was brought over from France by Roederer in the 1970s for use in their sparkling winery in Anderson Valley. It contributes a pretty and high-toned aromatic quality to the finished wine, an appealing quality in young rosé. The 2019 Reeve rosé was fermented mostly in stainless steel with a small percentage of neutral oak barrels (2%). It is a crisp, refreshing wine with a pale salmon color and expresses subtle red fruit, red apple skin, raspberry, watermelon, and citrus.
Noah and Kelly Dorrance are the husband and wife team behind Reeve Wines. The couple met and fell in love after college when they both returned to their hometown of Springfield, Missouri. Noah’s work and growing interest in wine took them to Paris, then through the Tuscan countryside, where they married, before ultimately moving to Northern California to build a life together. In 2015 they launched Reeve Wines on a wild and rolling hillside estate property in Healdsburg, California, as an exploration of Noah’s love for California wines produced from land that tells a story. What began as a creative outlet to complement the runaway success of Banshee Wines, the wine label Noah started with friends in 2009, soon grew to be something so singular it refused to be relegated to a side project.