Nose

Our Brut Reserve Rosé displays fresh, fragrant strawberry jam and dark plum aromas.

Palate

Creamy and impressively dense on the palate, its bright red fruit flavors pick up a pleasing dash of spice in the long, crisp finish.

Growing Conditions

Our multi-vintage Brut Reserve Rosé is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a small amount of red wine added to enhance the lovely color, body, and flavor. This sparkling Rosé achieves Reserve status from double the tirage aging time as our non-vintage Brut Rosé. Our Brut Reserve Rosé is an assemblage of up to 20 different vineyard lots throughout the Napa appellation and 30 different blending components to achieve our house style. The grapes are hand-harvested during the crisp morning hours to ensure they arrive at the winery in pristine condition.

Winemaking

The characteristic coral pink tint on this sparkling wine comes from a small amount of Pinot Noir fruit, left to ripen fully on the vine, which is then fermented in traditional Burgundian fashion and added to the blend. A long cold soak prior to fermentation extracts color and flavor, but little tannin, from this mini-lot of Pinot Noir. The result is a wine with a gorgeous color and rich, red fruit character.

Aging

To further enrich the wine, 20% of the base wine is aged in French oak barrels prior to the second fermentation in a bottle. The final blend spends 36 months en tirage, which fosters its creamy texture and rich mid-palate flavors

Food Pairing

Pair this versatile and balanced sparkling wine with roast turkey or ham, and soft cheeses.