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Single Vineyard Rosé Edaphos
Single VineyardErnest Vineyards specializes in site-specific wines. Each of our wines comprises grapes from one vineyard and one vineyard only. For our Ernest labels, we use grapes from seven sites in all. Some sites are well-draining, some are on hillsides. Some face west, some are considered cold-climate. We work closely with growers and vineyard managers at each site to dial-in the farming to adhere to a style that maximizes flavor ripeness while keeping sugars down and acidity high. The result: Wines that are pure expressions of the sites from which they came.
Henry David Vineyard Aligoté 2018
Cleary Ranch Chardonnay 2017
Romanini Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Rayhill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
Brilliant pale-yellow to white gold in color with mineral aromas leading to discreet floral notes, unripe peaches, nectarines, and a touch of sweet almonds. A lingering mélange of bright fruit, minerality and intense acidity provide a refreshing but weighty palate.
Cleary Ranch Pinot Noir 2017
Hues of crimson and garnet with roses, raspberries, summer cherries and crushed stones on the nose. Subtle and assertive on the palate with a persistent rhubarb and pomegranate juiciness married with soft tannins and balanced acidity.
Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Deep red and purple tones reveal ripe blackberries and black plums with hints of wild sage, thyme, and damp earth. An elegant oak frame contains concentrated flavors of black fruits, plum skin, and spicy herbs, an unbashful and powerful expression of Pinot Noir.
Cleary Ranch Chardonnay 2016
Straw colored and viscous in the glass. On the nose, this wine toes the line between green apple and preserved Meyer lemon, subtly supported by French Oak. This wine jumps from the attack of bright citrus fruit, lime blossom and kumquat, broadening ever so slightly on the mid palate before racing to a lengthy and poised finish.
Romanini Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
The signature rose petal aroma of this organically-farmed site is married with summer cherries and earth in this vintage. On the palate, bright acidity is balanced with light tannins and a very low alcohol. Sour cherries, Chinese plums, and herbal notes satisfy with delicate flavor.
Upp Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Bright garnet in color with intoxicating aromas of red berries, cranberry, minerality, and hints of dry grass on warm hillsides. Intense, focused acidity on the palate with juicy summer strawberries and a nice balance of youthful tannins.
Rayhill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Deep garnet color suggestive of concentrated, earthy, and leathery aromatics married with dried cherries, cassis, blackberries, and cola. Piercing acidity followed by luscious red and black fruits with a black pepper spice and velvety tannins. Our most powerful Pinot.
Fallenleaf Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Clear and clean with a slight green hue hinting at green apples on the nose. Fresh mountain air, Meyer lemon, and river pebbles round out the aromatics. True to the Old Wente clone, bright acidity lingers endlessly with restrained stone fruits and minerality.
Cleary Ranch Pinot Noir 2016
The deep garnet hue of this wine belies its provenance from Dijon clones 777, 667 and 115. The Freestone aromatics begin with rose hips and flesh out to nice broad red fruit notes of Rainier cherries and Santa Rosa plums. Subtle and fresh attack with very fine tannin that supports the rolling, seductive red fruit and finishes on perfectly balanced acid. This wine pulls you into the glass.
Grand Vent Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
The core is deep and dense and then brightens beautifully on the edges, a hint at its site in the west Petaluma Gap where the wind is ever present. The aromatics match the density of the core, bridging the red/blue fruit spectrum. The candied bramble bush aromatics follow through on the palate with a lushness supported on firm tannin and lengthy acid.
RoséWe produce rosé under the Eugenia label; our current release, from the 2019 vintage, include two different wines. One—The Country Wife—is a rosé of cinsault, and is just like all of our other single-vineyard wines, made with grapes from one vineyard and one vineyard only. Another—The Motley—is a rosé of pinot noir, and is a blend from our very coldest pinot noir sites.
San Lucas Vineyard Rosé of Cinsault 2019
Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019
EdaphosIn addition to Ernest and Eugenia, we own and operate a third label: Edaphos (pronounced ee-dah-fos). It means “base,” “ground,” and “soil” in Greek; we felt it was a good expression of our attitude behind this winemaking. We consider this part of our business to be our “laboratory,” the place where we make small-lot wines that incorporate new and exciting approaches to winemaking with different styles and off-beat grape varietals. Sometimes we also call it our “sandbox.” The Edaphos strategy enables us to explore, experiment, and apply some of the lessons we learn to wines we make under our other labels. It also allows us to produce different wines whenever we feel like making them.
2018 Petite Arvine
Entirely destemmed and fermented in stainless steel. Gently pressed and moved to concrete Egg for slow malolactic fermentation. Racked after 9 months and moved to neutral puncheon for another 6 months. Bottled unfiltered with 30 ppm SO2.