2018 Runoff Rosé
100% Lanae Ridge Vineyards Syrah. Aged sur lees for 30 months, riddled by hand, disgorged by hand, and finished with a hint of sugar (4g/l). A strong mousse of bubbles on this rosé reminds us a little of a tart cherry pop rock treat, but quickly gets serious with traditional Syrah rosé flavors of cranberry, bing cherry, and a hint of almond pastry. If this wine were a river experience it might be kayaking Marsh Creek, where everything is fun but you can't give into the playfulness because there could be a tree across the river.