Saracina is located along the Upper Russian River in northern California’s wine country. The 400-acre ranch which includes a winery and sustainably farmed vineyards, is also home to a 120-year-old olive orchards, vegetable gardens, bee hives, and all manner of bird and wild animal life. The handcrafted, limited production Saracina wines reflect a conscious sense of this beautiful place in Mendocino County. Founded by husband and wife team John Fetzer and Patty Rock in 2001, Saracina has always been defined by a strong sense of family. In 2018, Marc Taub took on stewardship of Saracina, upholding the spirit of family ownership that has defined this iconic Mendocino County winery since inception.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Skid Rosé by Saracina is a nod to Mendocino County’s adventurous history of exploration and discovery. It is named for the historic Skid Row vineyard, which is marked by black clay and gravelly soils at the base of the foothills. The Malbec was harvested at sunrise on September 20, 2019.WINEMAKING
The fruit was harvested intentionally for the Rosé program, destemmed, and the whole berries transferred directly to press for a two-hour soak, then pressed gently to tank. The settled juice was fermented to dryness in small stainless barrels and tanks. The barrel and tank lots were assembled with fine lees in December and left on those lees until two weeks prior to bottling in April 2020.TASTING NOTES
Pale salmon hued, the Skid Rosé has aromas of alpine strawberries and faint ruby red grapefruit notes. It’s clean, light and refreshing at any time of year. This versatile wine would work with a variety of dishes, from tomato and watermelon salad to classic coq au vin.