Nose

The 2007 Querencia has generous aromas of strawberry, watermelon, tropical mango and papaya, followed by the subtle nuttiness of almond cr&eè.

Palate

On the palate there are bright flavors of mandarin orange, tart cherry and wild berry, which are completed by crisp raspberry and lime. In addition to the fruitful flavors, there is a delightful creaminess of a 50/50 Creamsicle bar and the richness of warm rhubarb cobbler that finishes with a long snappy and lingering acidity.

Growing Conditions

Querencia is produced solely from fruit grown in the Napa Valley Carneros region. This vintage is sold out.

Harvest

Harvest Dates: August 16 - August 28, 2007

Winemaking

Chardonnay forms the blend's core, providing a relatively light-bodied, crisp and tangy palate. Small additions of Pinot Noir fermented with skin contact add berry brightness and color. Barrel Fermentation: 22%

Food Pairing

This brut rosé sparkling wine is hearty enough to complement the robust flavors of Mediterranean cooking and delicate enough to be served with a truly broad range of appetizers.