Gerald Casale, legendary musician and co-founder of the band Devo, announced the launch new vintages for his brand “The 50 by 50” wines including the 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and 2014 Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir.
Casale’s 2013 Pinot Noir hits the winning notes of his debut bottling and beyond with its 50/50 blend of Dijon and Pommard clones from Rodger’s Creek. Possessing the palate-pleasing flavors of Cherry and Blackberry the 2013 Pinot Noir gives way to a smoky, silky finish tinged with hints of Cinnamon. The crisp and dry 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir hits the mark delivering the full lush finish expected from the varietal.
Last year, Casale launched his celebrated and now sold-out debut vintages including the 2012 Pinot Noir. The 2013 growing season on the Sonoma Coast has proved to match if not exceed the lauded 2012 harvest. Since Pinot Noir grapes don’t thrive in Napa’s Wooden Valley, The 50 by 50 went to the best location nearby to purchase the fruit where they do thrive, the Sonoma Coast.
“Our ambitious five-year plan for releasing our first vintage of complex, Bordeaux-style Estate wine is on course. Meanwhile, to launch our 50 By 50 brand, we’re offering the sophomore releases of our Pinot Noir and Rosé of Pinot Noir. The fruit for both wines was grown and harvested at Rodger’s Creek, in the Sonoma Coast,” says Casale.