From Superstar Female Winemaker, Nikki Pallenson (of Liquid Farm fame) here is the 2020 stars & dust Rosé of Mourvédre l Kærskov Vineyard l 100 cases made Los Olivos District AVA l Santa Ynez Valley l 11.8% ABV
Vin: 100% handpicked vineyard designate Mourvédre, picked early for freshness, aged 6 months in 100% neutral barrel
Profile: wild herbs, white cherry on the nose with layers of strawberry, pomegranate and an earthy minerality with fluer de sel abound on the long finish - the leaner and more serious of the two
Vineyard: planted by the talented Ryan Carr in 2014, this vineyard lies in the middle of the Santa Ynez Valley in the Los Olivos District AVA and is perfect for Rhone varietals. The soils are a mix of clay loam and river stone allowing great drainage and rich nutrients
PS: KÆR means “Dear” and SKOV means “wood” in Danish which holds a special meaning to me as my late Grandfather immigrated to the States from Denmark in his early 20's making me a proud 1/4 Danish.