Rangeland News April 2023
Contents: Rosé Release, Field Day Change-up
Springtime is rosé time, so we are happy to release our 2022 Flora Rosé ($32). Continuing a 13 year tradition of botanical label prints, this year's rose features Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii), a beautiful denizen of our coastal mountains. On our ranch, we find these smooth and cool-trunked madronos on heavily wooded, well-watered slopes and canyons at 1700 to 2000 feet in elevation. Glossy-leaved Madrones often mark the location of natural springs for which our ranch is named. Although our Salinas valley is known for its hot, dry summers, some of the coastal mountain watersheds that feed the Salinas feature lush vegetation like ferns, conifer trees and madrones. These temperate climate outliers thrive in wet years like this one, when the Santa Lucia coast range received as much as 100 inches of rain in just a few months.
This light rosé (60% mourvedre and 40% cabernet sauvignon) features aromas of white nectarine and orange twist. The juicy palate suggests Saturn peach and fresh croissant. It will pair nicely with a spring salad or other light fare. This year's supply is very limited (barely more than 50 cases) due to a record hot and challenging harvest. Get yours while you can. Come sample the Flora Rosé at the tasting room or order here.
Field Day ist Kaput!, but...
We are cancelling Field Day, our annual spring party scheduled for April 22, due to wet pasture conditions, downed trees and broken fences. Just another casualty of a tough winter. All ticket purchases will be refunded. Nevertheless, you are welcome to visit us on that Earth Day, when we celebrate our glorious planet with an expanded lunch menu for purchase, including beef and lamb sliders, our Asian edamame cole slaw with peanut dressing and also Lisa's famous cookies. Reserve you place here.
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