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 49% 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.
Wine Notes: The 2021 expresses an interplay of Grenache and Carignan 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. 420 cases produced.