Nose

Prominent floral aromas complement fruit like strawberry, grapefruit, lychee, white peach, and key lime with undertones of black cherry from the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Palate

The wine has a creamy entry opening up to ripe strawberry, tangerine, dark cherry and citrus tones. There is good weigh on the palate with a clean finish. We have bottled this wine in a convenient twist cap and recommend consuming it within one year to enjoy the fruit freshness. Serve at 50–55° F.

Growing Conditions

The grapes for the 2017 Pine Ridge Vineyards come from the same estate vineyards used to create our acclaimed Bordeaux-style reds. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from our Stags Leap District where the grapes receive optimum ripeness to develop ripe fruit character. The Merlot is from the cool, windy Carneros region.

Bottling

The finished wine was bottled in December 2017 to capture the freshness and radiance of the young wine.

Winemaking

Our Rosé is produced using the saignée method, in which the first juice is drained from the must of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This French method is designed to concentrate the red wine while yielding delicately fruity and lively aromas in the young vin gris. To capture these flavors, the juice underwent a slow, cold fermentation. Fermentation and aging took place in 100 percent stainless steel to preserve bright fruit flavors and enhance acidity.

Appearance

Beautifully transparent and coral pink in color, the 2017 Rosé is bright and refreshing.

Food Pairing

Enjoy Pine Ridge Vineyards Rosé with your favorite salads, quiche, charcuterie or soft cheeses with fresh baguettes. We enjoy it with steamed asparagus spears drizzled in a Meyer lemon aigre-doux vinaigrette served alongside poached eggs, prosciutto and hand-torn garlicky croutons.