Vineyard and Region Information: In our quest to produce the most delicious rosé possible, we acquired some beautiful Grenache from a vineyard near Gilroy. This Grenache makes up 45% of the final blend and all of it was picked specifically for this purpose, so was picked earlier than we would for a red wine. All of these grapes were whole cluster pressed, like we would to make a white wine, along with the old vine Carignan from Wirz Vineyard. Grenache-based rosés have always been among my favorites, and I am happy to say that this effort delivers the beauty we would hope to achieve. Our vineyard sources were not impacted by the smoke from the fires this past season and there is no discerable smoke taint in this wine.
Wine Notes: While this Rosé is in the same wheelhouse as the 2018 version (that was Carignane dominant), the 2020 expresses an interplay of Grenache and Carignane that adds to the intrigue and complexity of the wine. Like a proper whole cluster pressed rosé, the color is a pale pink/peach. It has both wonderful texture and vibrant acidity that keeps it fresh and alive (refreshing!) The nose is floral with hints of peach and apricot. On the palate there is a hint of residual sugar that is balanced by just enough mouthwatering acidity to power a clean, crisp finish. 340 cases produced.