A fresh fruit filled nose with an underlying citrus blossom motif.
The hints of fresh strawberries echo the fruits of the season and are complimented by crisp flavors that linger on the finish. This dry rosé is guaranteed to please throughout the year and will accompany a diversity of dishes.
Grown in the Los Carneros AVA in Napa Valley, the Pinot Noir grapes used in our Rosé benefit from the cool climate of this southern most region in the Valley. Home to numerous Pinot Noir clone trials dating back to the 1950’s, the Los Carneros AVA is the perfect location to grow this varietal, with resulting fruit that exemplifies the very best of the Pinot Noir grapes. 2016 saw another nearly perfect vintage in the Napa Valley. Winter precipitation afforded relief from drought concerns but a very nice Spring and mild Summer brought slightly less than average yields, smaller clusters and more concentration in the fruit. Mid October brought ubstantial rains to the region, the first in quite some years, however we were fortunate to already have all of our grapes in.
100% barrel fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels.
Aged for six months sûr lies with occasional battonnage.
An inviting salmon color.