Lifted aromas of strawberry, freshly picked summer berries and a subtle perfumed floral note.
The elegant palate offers a richness that is balanced by a good line of bright acidity and flavors of pink citrus, jasmine tea and orange blossom.
The 2016 growing season was marked by an early harvest with normal yields and exceptional quality. The consistent and smooth growing season followed welcome winter rains that helped ease California’s persistent drought. The condition of the fruit coming into the winery at harvest was excellent with grapes reaching optimum ripeness and spectacular flavor.
The 2016 Sterling Vintner’s Collection Rosé is predominately made from Syrah and Tempranillo grapes from the Edna Valley. The fruit was picked in the cool hours of the early morning, brought to the winery and sent directly to press to preserve fruit flavors and to manage color and tannin extraction. As soon as fermentation was complete the wine was racked and chilled to maintain the bright fruit characteristics and crisp acidity.
The Sterling Vintner’s Collection Rosé is a luminous light-pink color in the glass.
This rosé should be enjoyed in its youth, on its own, or alongside a variety of foods including fresh oysters, scallops, grilled chicken or even charcuterie.