2019 Alexander Valley Rosé
Fermented in stainless-steel
February 27, 2020
In the glass the wine is a delicate ballet pink color with hints of fuchsia. The nose is aromatic with a pleasing mélange of strawberry cream, guava, and red currant. This is a dry and pleasantly fruity rosé with bright high acidity and a surprisingly full and silky texture. Flavors of fresh strawberries in cream, dragon fruit and tart Santa Rosa plums are followed by hints of watermelon candy.
With the 2019 harvest we were blessed with a mild, even-growing season with excellent fruit set. Generous rainfall in May and perfect yields gave us the opportunity to dial in the flavor profiles, acidity and ripeness of our individual blocks and varietals. This expression of an estate-grown, Alexander Valley Cabernet-based rosé wine was inspired by the bright, fruit-driven rosés from the Bordeaux region in France. We love its freshness and how it so beautifully expresses our unique loamy soils. To create the perfect balance of flavors we harvested our grapes early to preserve the bright acidity. The wine was stainless-steel fermented without oxygen and bottled in February to capture the beautiful crispness and brightness of our early harvested Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot grapes.
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot