Ser | Rosé
Fresh rosé from 100 year old vines
From winemaker, Nicole Walsh, this beautiful and dry rosé is packed with strawberry, guava, and a delicious delicate melon flavor. Made with Cinsault grapes from Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi, one of the oldest-standing vineyards in California. Walsh says the vines are over 125 years old and deliver some of the most sought-after fruit in the state. Cinsault is a red-wine grape that can take a lot of heat, which is why it flourishes in this part of California. It is often blended with other grape varietals, but Walsh’s pure Cinsault rosé shows the beauty of this grape most notably grown in Southern France.
Bechthold Vineyard, Lodi, California
This wine complements so many great flavors! The grape’s Mediterranean origin will bring out flavors in grilled vegetables, Thai curry, samosas, pizza, fresh fruit, Gruyere cheese, hot smoked salmon filets, braised or roasted meat dishes, and Moroccan lamb.
Winemaker Nicole Walsh started her wine journey working for Michigan state’s wine industry after studying enology and viticulture at Michigan State. She landed in California working with Randall Grahm at Bonny Doon back in 2001. After a year in New Zealand – making wine with her husband and son - she came back to help Grahm with a great undertaking: Popelouchum, a 400 acre vineyard located due east of Monterey Bay. Popelouchum is a wildly ambitious 10,000 vines project to discover a true American match of vine and site. Nicole spends her day with engineers, architects, surveyors, contractors, and labor crews to plant and manage orchards, olives, vineyards and gardens in addition to attending to the building of irrigation infrastructure and event spaces. At night, she makes wine! Ser, aka ”to be” in Spanish, with reference to origins, is her way of showcasing varietals and vineyard sources. Each vineyard is influenced by the Pacific, and Nicole is an avid surfer, hence the unifying image of the wave on her label.