Sage Hayward 2021 Rose 750ml
Sage Hayward Vineyards is a new family-owned estate found on Saturna, comprised of two brothers and their wives. They purchased and recovered mostly fallow vineyards on a property that Sea Star had owned, but had to sell. Tyler Cox is the winemaker, and Michael Bartier is a consultant. This is Falconridge vineyard pinot noir, whole cluster pressed with no skin contact and fermented in stainless where it remained on lees for 5 months. Pale pink in hue, this slight (10.8%) screaming acid rosé streams grapefruit, lemon pith, wild strawberries, all lit with a bright marine acidity, and a wee spritz across a yeasty palate. A new coastal pink to suit local sushi / sashimi this summer. A promising new project.
-- Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine