In the Glass
This bright and zesty rosé is loaded with flavors of blood orange, white flowers, and juicy watermelon. We deem it perfect for sipping on sunny weekend afternoons. Produced from 100% Pinot Noir.
Why We Love This Rosé
First and foremost, it’s delicious. Second, it’s sustainably produced at the hands of two of our dear friends. Additionally, we find that rosés crafted from Pinot Noir tend to be very versatile on the table (similar to their red counterparts). The high acid, solid structure, and all-around savory nature found in these easily pairable pinks make them delightful for sipping alongside a variety of foods, from light appetizers to hearty poultry-based dishes and everything in between.
Region/Appellation - Santa Barbara County AVA
Santa Barbara County is located in California’s Central Coast and is home to a diversity of wine-producing zones. Unlike the usual north-to-south mountain ranges, Santa Barbara’s mountains run east-to west, which allow its many vineyard-lined valleys to benefit from cooling Pacific breezes. The region enjoys a moderate climate year-round, which is marked by low rainfall and abundant sunshine. Although many grapes are cultivated across Santa Barbara County, the region is best known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Various soil types are scattered across the area, though sand-based loam soils, clay, diatomaceous earth, and pockets of limestone are most commonly found.
Behind the Bottle
The duo first met in Santa Barbara and immediately realized their shared passion for the region’s unique growing sites and indigenous Loire Valley grape varieties. Since 2011, Railsback and Willett have made it Lieu Dit’s mission to showcase how prosperous these grapes thrive in Santa Barbara’s marine-influenced soils.
The heavy Loire Valley influence present in this wine makes it a no-brainer with all things northwestern French cuisine. Whether pork rillettes, white fish with beurre blanc, or fresh goat cheese are more your thing, this rosé is certain to make a satisfying pairing.