This wine has subtle cherry fruit and a great depth of fresh strawberry and watermelon.
The 2016 vintage was excellent! Despite the drought, the vines produced amazing fruit. An ideal spring followed by just the right amount of heat in the summer resulted in the perfect hang time of the fruit to develop full flavor and aroma in the fruit and juice. An early kick off to the harvest and even weather allowed us to enjoy another great vintage.
The grapes were all hand-picked and sorted prior to destemming at the winery. The must was then allowed contact with the skins for less than 24 hours prior to draining between 5-15% of the juice content into a small tank for fermentation. The resultant red wine is more powerful, having a higher skin to juice ratio and the light pink juice that is “bled” or is the “saignee” is fermented cold and long, which retains the beautiful fruit aromas and flavors that are described below.
Pair this Rose with Seared Ahi Tuna, Duck Confit Salad, Brie Cheese and San Francisco Sourdough bread or enjoy on its own.