Isotope Wines, 21660 8th St East, #C, Sonoma, CA 95476 | 608-215-3043
Justin Rose began his first explorations of the wine world in parallel with his forays into basic biochemical research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Justin and his wife Rachel moved to California in 2007, and he started working in the wine industry as an intern at Crushpad in 2008. After several years working in the lab, he was promoted to Enologist in 2011. After a short stint with Beringer Vineyards in 2012, he is currently focusing on Isotope Wines.
After a good fifteen minutes of discussion, Isotope Wines was born. The intention to make wines in hands-on, artisanal small lots, just like everyone else, while also paying special attention to winegrape chemistry. Systematic analysis and detailed records will allow correlation of chemistry with the final qualitative analysis.
His current wine interests include (but are not limited to): pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling, sangiovese, and cabernet sauvignon. Like any good wish list, this is subject to change.
© Rachelle O’Brien 2011, Used with permission
Figure 6: A winemaker in his natural habitat: in front of a cellar door