It is aromatic with a bouquet of delicate summer berries and fragrant roses.
With more body that the usual rose, a good structure and a creamy mouth-feel it is the perfect match for a variety of dishes.
This wine is produced from Cabernet Sauvignon grown at Hughes Vineyard, at 1800 feet elevation on the West side of Howell Mountain.
All handpicked on October 29, 2007 and gently brought to the winery in our 35 lb yellow picking lugs.
We did not fine nor filter the wine prior to bottling in order to keep it as expressive and balanced as possible.
As usual, respect of the fruit is our objective. After rigorous sorting to pull out any undesired grapes or bits of stems, the grapes go into our stainless steel tank. The following day, when the must is still pink, we drain about 10 % of the juice, which then goes into 55 gallon stainless steel barrels for fermentation in the cool cellar. Primary fermentation can take up to 2 to 3 months, followed by the malolactic fermentation. During the fermentation the lees are stirred on a regular basis.
12 months in 55 gallon stainless steel drums
A beautiful red raspberry color.
Our favorites are simple; roasted chicken, pork on the grill, the list is endless. Toss your favorite pasta with sauteed mushrooms n a creamy sauce with some tasty garden herbs.