SONOMA, Calif. (April 14, 2020) — Proprietor August Sebastiani is thrilled to debut an inaugural rosé bottling to his award-winning Gehricke portfolio of standout Sonoma wines. A 100% Pinot Noir from the 2019 vintage, Gehricke’s Los Carneros Rosé (SRP $29) is the ultimate Provençal-style wine for spring.
Sonoma’s cool 2019 vintage allowed for gradual fruit maturation, producing Pinot Noir that is full of flavor, fresh acidity and balance. Elegant, lifted and alluring, with a lovely salmon hue, the 2019 Los Carneros Rosé opens with charming scents of fresh-cut carnation, ruby grapefruit and light hints of toasted nuts. Smoothly textured with zesty acidity, the palate’s bright and refreshing notes of crisp watermelon, ripe peach and bursts of citrus offer a touch of creaminess as they lead into a long, dry finish.
Fourth generation vintner Sebastiani says, “Gehricke Wines were developed as an homage to the local Sonoma countryside I grew up exploring and the dusty roads that led to forgotten, yet coveted vineyards and properties. Gehricke is a tribute to one such road, and the portfolio of small-lot, minimal-intervention wines that celebrate those hidden pockets of vineyards throughout the county. The 2019 Los Carneros Rosé is the first rosé we’ve made, and it perfectly captures Sonoma’s brisk, dewy spring mornings in every sip.”
Gehricke’s winemaker, Alex Beloz, has worked with high-quality Sonoma County grapes for nearly two decades. For the 2019 Los Carneros Rosé, Pinot Noir grapes were whole cluster pressed to stainless steel, while allowing the beautiful terroir of the Los Carneros AVA to shine through.
Stretching across the southernmost band of Sonoma County, this windswept region includes some of Sonoma’s coolest microclimates, thanks to its proximity to San Pablo Bay. As a result, the 2019 Los Carneros Rosé is a sophisticated, 12.5% ABV rosé that’s perfect with fresh oysters, grilled vegetables, goat cheese, fish tacos or tangy barbequed ribs.
Produced and distributed by Sebastiani’s 3 Badge Beverage Corporation, Gehricke Wines is part of the 3 Badge Enology portfolio and has enjoyed strong growth since it was introduced in 2014. Shipments of Gehricke wines were up 34.5% over last year. Gehricke wines include Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Zinfandel, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Sonoma Valley Petite Sirah and Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. All wines are available nationally. For more information about Gehricke Wines or where to purchase, please visit gehrickewines.com.
About 3 Badge Beverage Corporation
Founded in 2009, 3 Badge Beverage Corporation represents an innovative portfolio of terroir-driven wines and craft spirits from around the globe. Headquartered out of a historic, refurbished fire station in Sonoma, California, 3 Badge is led by fourth-generation vintner August Sebastiani. Named for his grandfather’s volunteer firefighting service badges, 3 Badge is built upon a philosophy of exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to place. 3 Badge Mixology offers Benjamin Chapman Whiskey, La Pivón Vermouth, Uncle Val’s Handcrafted Gin, Kirk & Sweeney Rum, Pasote Tequila and Bozal Mezcal, while 3 Badge Enology includes Gehricke Wines from Sonoma and Cedar + Salmon wines from the Pacific Northwest. Additional information can be found at 3badge.com.