Growers Note: This is a small production project at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, Marin County. 2007 was the first vintage under the Skywalker Vineyards label with total production of 60 cases of Pinot Noir and 30 cases of Chardonnay. The vineyard at Skywalker Ranch is located midway between Highway 101 and Tomales Bay, a very cool climate with daily intrusions of fog in the mornings and ocean breezes in the afternoons. With the launch of Skywalker Ranch wines in 2010, there is a serious commitment to producing quality Pinot Noir of limited production and distribution. McLeod directed the replanting of the property to shift the emphasis from Merlot to Pinot Noir by moving the vines from the valley (the original 1991 plantings, among the first to planted in Marin County) to the cooler higher elevation reaches of the property (Pinot Noir planting began in 2003). The Pinot Noir is made at the custom-crush Bin to Bottle facility in Napa.
Tasting Notes: The 2013 Skywalker Rose, with its beautiful watermelon hue is a wine made from our Estate Pinot Noir vineyard. The aromas of wild