Their delightful Horse and Plow 2012 Rosé is hand crafted from the fruit of some of the oldest organic vines on the North Coast. Fruit grown in the Testa Vineyards of Calpella in Mendocino County is hand picked and crushed and fermented across the county border in Santa Rosa in stainless steel and French Oak.
I like to keep a couple of bottles of Rosé in the fridge in the warmer months and this lively vintage, with its notes of orange peel and summer fruits pairs with just about any sort of salad or light meal.
I picked up a couple of bottles at Whole Foods, Petaluma for around $15 each, which is a couple of dollars less than the online sales price.
On the pricier side, but closer to home - while out and about this week with friends, a bottle of winemaker Paul Clary's Clary Ranch Two Rock Vineyard 2006 Pinot Noir was a big hit over dinner at Petaluma's Central Market.
Clary Ranch Petaluma Gap made Pinots range from $39.50 to $47.50 and are available for purchase on the shelves of most upscale wine purveyors here in Petaluma, as well as online. For the Southern Sonoma County wine aficianado, Clary's award winning Pinots are well worth the money.