Our dry Rosé is a pretty and refreshing wine with flavors and aromas of watermelon, cranberry, and wild strawberry with a delicate floral note. Beautifully balanced, this Rosé shows off a light, creamy texture with a hint of minerality on the finish.
Warm sunny days and cool afternoons throughout the spring and summer months set the stage for a spectacular harvest in September 2014. The lack of rain meant that harvest began a little earlier than normal and was short in length, finishing up by the end of October. The temperate days leading up to harvest produced good yields of high-quality fruit with concentrated flavors, complex aromatics, and excellent structure.
A blend of Zinfandel from Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley with Viognier from our Estate Wild Oak Vineyard.
Our Rosé is made in the Provence-style, using the saignée (French for bleed) method. This southern French style is considered by many to be the benchmark for dry rosés, producing wines that are fresh, crisp, and bright with a lovely blush color. Before fermentation begins, a small percentage of juice is bled off of the red skins before the skins can contribute much color or tannins. We blend the saignée juice of Zinfandel with a touch of Viognier to add balance and additional flavor. The blend is fermented slowly in stainless steel tanks and then aged in neutral, red French oak barrels before bottling.