2019 Rosado, Napa Valley


2019 ROSADO
Napa Valley
$30.00  |  Club Price $24.00
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TASTING NOTES
This vibrant, rosado wine is made in a Spanish style to honor our heritage. This blend is stylistically driven by Tempranillo, adding luscious fruit and intense aromas, and is complemented by Malbec and Pinot Noir to exhibit structure and layered hints of stone fruit. This wine is fermented until completely dry with no residual sugar. On the nose it displays hints of passion fruit tea, fresh raspberry, and black cherry. The palate is lush and full, while the soft acidity opens your palate to flavors of sweet tangerine, pomello, and strawberry.
400 Cases Produced


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WINEMAKING NOTES
Varietal Composition: 59% Tempranillo, 16% Pinot Noir, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Granache
Technical Data: ALC: 13.9%; TA: 6.5 g/L; pH: 3.15
Cooperage: 100% Stainless Stell

After hand-harvesting the grapes at night (to preserve freshness and fruit integrity), the fruit was delivered to the winery where it was destemmed but not crushed. Winemaker Ana Diogo-Draper cold soaked the berries in stainless steel tanks for only 1 hour - the goal was to obtain a minimum amount of skin contact time, in order to produce a Rose wine with delicate fruit flavors and aromas, while ensuring a delicate blush. This Rosé is made in the saignée (pronounced 'sonyay') method which involves the bleeding off, of a small percentage of the juice (anywhere from 5% - 20%), after limited contact with the skins, prior to fermentation. The fruit for this wine comes from lots intended for our Limited Release wines. Producing Rosé by this technique has the added benefit of creating a more concentrated wine for our red wines.
VINEYARD NOTES
VINTAGE NOTES
The majority of the fruit (85%) for this wine comes from the Napa Valley, with the remainder made up from various vineyard sources across Sonoma County highlighting the diversity of our growing regions. Tempranillo makes up the majority of this blend, and is suited to the warmer climate up-valley in Calistoga. Other vineyards across Napa Valley comprise the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, hailing from the Valley floor in Rutherford, all the way to the top of Atlas Peak. Using Pinot Noir from our Estate Vineyard allows us to compliment the warmer, more ripe style of Napa Valley fruit with our brighter, more cool climate style to blend ripe fruit of the Valley with the fresh fruit and vibrant acidity that is the prominent characteristic of Los Carneros.

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