The grapes for our Rosé come exclusively from our 65 acre estate in the Dry Creek Valley. The location is influenced by the cool fog from the Russian River Valley and the daytime heat of Dry Creek. Sustainable practices are utilized to minimize environmental impact. The grapes were picked early in the morning on September 23rd at cool temperatures which preserves fruit aromas and flavors. Being so close to our vineyards, we have the luxury of being able to crush our fruit within minutes of harvest. After de-stemming, the juice is pressed off the skins. Fermentation is conducted in stainless steel between 60 and 66F.
A vibrant nose of candied lime, fresh raspberries, and green apple is followed with corresponding flavors. Refreshing acidity and a pleasant finish make this wine perfect for spring and summer sipping. Rosé is a very versatile wine when it comes to food. Try paring with: Spanish tapas, grilled salmon, skewered shrimp, and charcuterie plates.
Cases bottled: 159
Harvest date: 9/23/2020
Blend: 96% Merlot, 4% Zinfandel