Onward Wines

Rosé of Pinot Noir

She is serious on the inside, but she is openly loving with a contagious smile!

About this wine

This Rosé of Pinot noir is loaded with a bounty of fresh strawberry, raspberries and citrus blossom and nicely balanced with savory complexity of dried hibiscus tea and refreshing minerality of wet stone. This wine has a full round mouthfeel and is balanced with vibrant acidity which allows it to age beautifully and be extremely food friendly. She is serious on the inside, but she is openly loving with a contagious smile. The Onward Rosé of Pinot is the result of an intentional rosé program, picked expressly for rosé and whole cluster pressed. This Rosé is 100% Pinot Noir from Redwood Valley in northern Mendocino. The Pinot clusters were gently pressed to retain aromatics and bright acidity, additional complexity was gained by soaking on the skins for 8 hrs before completing the pressing cycle. The juice was then cold settled and the settled juice was fermented at cool temperatures in a stainless steel tank. Upon the completion of native fermentation, mouthfeel was enhanced by encouraging partial malolactic fermentation and performing battonage during élevage in neutral French Oak barrels. Hawkeye Ranch is a family owned heritage vineyard site planted with Martini clone Pinot vines by the Johnsons in early 1970’s and farmed organically and is Fish Friendly Certified.

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Meet the Winemaker

Faith Armstrong Foster


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As refreshing as the Pétillant Naturel she makes of Malvasia Bianca, many of the words used to describe Faith Armstrong Foster’s wine could be used to describe the winemaker herself. Honest, vibrant, unfiltered, true to her origins, bright, complex. To get to know Faith, taste one of her wines and then ask her a question about how it is made. Sit back and relax. You are about to be introduced to her passion.