Farmstrong 2016 Field Rose
This blend is from two vineyard sites in northern Mendocino’s Redwood Valley: Carignane from the 80 year old vines in Hawkeye Ranch (45%), Zinfandel(55%) from 65 year old vine in Knox Vineyard. Both these vineyard sites are farmed by the Johnsons, who are 5th generation growers and true stewards of the land.
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.