Nose

This wine has a beautiful pink salmon tone and is filled with flavors of strawberries, cherry, and a hint of peach.

Palate

Full of red berry flavors with a creamy smooth finish on the end.

Growing Conditions

The historic Priest Ranch is now part of Somerston Estate, a significant property totaling 1,615 acres with 225 acres of hillside vineyards. What defines and distinguishes the estate are the dramatic elevations of the vineyards, ranging from 800 ft. to 1,600 ft. The wines of Priest Ranch are sourced from multiple blocks, showcasing the diversity and complexity of the combined property. Our 2013 Brut Rosé is produced using fruit from our Syrah vineyards on the west side of our property. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. With the exception of one heat spike in early summer, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening.

Harvest

The Syrah for this wine was harvested on August 21st.

Winemaking

With just over 100 cases produced, the 2013 Brut Rosé is a limited production wine made just for our you! Our Brut Rosé is made with 100% Syrah in the traditional méthode Champenoise.

Aging

Aged 24 months in stainless steel on the lees, bottled & aged an additional 24 months in the bottle.

Food Pairing

You can pair this sparkling wine with anything from caviar to fried chicken sliders.