Hill Family Estate

2019 Sparkling Rosé Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA

7 in stock


7 in stock

"The 2019 Sparkling Rosé is rose gold in color with fine delicate bubbles that lead to aromas of nectarine, raspberry, and peach. The wine spent just enough time on yeast to achieve refined effervescence and toastiness without diminishing the refreshing, vibrant appeal." – Winemaker Alison Doran
APPEARANCE pale copper
AROMAS & FLAVORS raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, nectarine, roasted almond, pie crust, seashells, yellow rose
PALATE mouthwatering acidity, medium body, long finish
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS oysters, soft/creamy cheeses

97% Pinot Noir, 3% Chardonnay

PRODUCTION 392 cases
ALCOHOL 11.55%
AGING POTENTIAL Enjoy now or age through 2030
VINEYARD Marcucci Farms Vineyard

The Marcucci Farms Vineyard in the Russian River Valley grows in predominantly Goldridge soil. Known for its fine sandy loam and fractured sandstone, the soil has excellent drainage and is well-suited for Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir from this vineyard makes up 97% of the Russian River Rose.


The vineyard was harvested on August 24, 2019 at 19.5 Brix, 3.15 pH & 9.70 g/L TA. After cold settling at 45 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 days, the cuvee juice was racked and inoculated with PDM and fermented for 16 days until dry. 3% Chardonnay was added to the final blend prior to the tirage bottling on November 15, 2019. Over the next 3 years the yeast fermented all the sugar that was added during the tirage bottling and the wine aged on the yeast lees, developing a depth of flavor and richness only time in the bottle can achieve. The wine was disgorged on January 23, 2023 after more than 38 months on the yeast.


Winemaker: Alison Doran

woman standing on a barrel smiling

Alison Doran has been a trailblazer in the wine industry for nearly 50 years, and was trained by the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff after completing her degree in winemaking at UC Davis.

Alison has been making wine at Hill Family Estate since 2001.

About the Winery
Hill Family Estate
The Hill Family is a fourth generation California farm family. They understand from experience how great wine begins in the vineyard. The Hill Family owns 120 acres of vineyards with a focus on Atlas Peak, Carneros and Oak Knoll. They are 100% family-farmed, family-owned and family-operated – growing fruit for Napa wineries as well as their own wines.
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