2017 Pinot Noir Rosé

Monterey County, CA

  • Producer

    Flywheel Wines

  • What we love

    Made with bright Pinot fruit and a touch of Grenache and Mourvèdre using the saignée method by one of Monterey’s nicest and most skillful winemakers, Scott Shapley. This rosé shows serious depth and complexity, with enticing fruity aromas and a creamy mouthfeel from its aging in neutral oak. Notes of blood orange, juicy watermelon, and tangy red berries. The 2017 Rosé is the answer to all of your sunny weekend sipping needs.

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About this Wine

Winemaker Scott Shapley deserves a lot of credit for his impressive wines, especially for this tasty rosé. Flywheel Wines is without question a label to seek out for unique options from California, and the quality to price ratio can’t be beat.

Delicious with an array of foods, this rosé is great with less spicy Asian food and particularly with cured meat and lighter sea foods. Decant for thirty minutes or take your time drinking this rosé – it gains depth as it opens up. Only 32 cases made! Enjoy!

 

  • Technical Data
  • Blend: A blend of mostly Pinot Noir with a touch of Grenache and Mourvèdre
  • Alcohol: 14.0% | pH: 3.47
  • Winemaking: Made using the saignée method. Zero Malolactic. Aged for six months in neutral oak
  • Drink now through 2020

Scott Shapley

Owner + Winemaker


Founded in 2012 by one of The San Francisco Chronicle’s “Winemakers to Watch,” Scott Shapely specializes in making small-lot wines from fruit grown in the Chalone Region of Monterey County.

As the winemaker for Roar — a longtime leader in Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA — Scott gets to work with some of Monterey County’s great vineyards. So when he and his wife, Laura Hoover, launched Flywheel, they decided to focus on the minuscule Chalone AVA. Chalone has just eight vineyards in it, and Scott gets fruit from three. The AVA’s distinctiveness derives in large part from its limestone and granite soils, as well as a dramatic diurnal temperature shift.

Through the characteristic fruit and minerality of this iconic wine region, Flywheel aims to bring the splendor of Chalone to your glass. His wines fall at some delectable place between the lean, acid-driven wines and the plusher, higher-octane styles. Expect to be delighted by a mouth-filling range of fruit flavors that you wouldn’t expect from wines this light in body.

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