Nose

This dry Rosé is crisp and fragrant featuring fresh strawberry, with hints of toast, and hibiscus aromas.

Palate

Flavors of strawberry, juicy blood orange, and sweet cherry marmalade fill the palate leading to a lengthy finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2015 Napa Valley growing season started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May caused an uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in much smaller crop compared to the three years previous. The harvest was one of the earliest on record in the Napa Valley, beginning in mid-July, and concluding for most vintners and growers in the valley by mid-October. While ongoing drought was of great concern to farmers around California, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall for the water year, bringing far fewer water concerns. Sold out.

Winemaking

From Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown on both our Howell Mountain Three Tears Vineyard and our Rutherford Lone Acre Vineyard, our Rosé is made in the saignée method by "bleeding" juice from tanks prior to fermentation. The juice is inoculated and fermented to dryness in small oak barrels. Prior to bottling, the wine received minimal filtration and fining to preserve the fresh fruit flavors these vineyards are known for.

Aging

6 Months 50% French Oak, 50% American Oak.

Food Pairing

With its dry finish and balanced acidity, this Rosé is perfectly suited for al fresco dining and lighter fare.