Americans are finally beginning to recover from the rosé that Ernest and Juliothought we all wanted. Sweet, flat, grenache based rosé so marked the American psyche that it has taken decades to reverse the negative reputation that pink wines acquired. We have been making a Provencal inspired dry rosé for 30 years and it is gratifying to see that perceptions are finally changing.
This 2014 rosé is fresh, lightly colored and incredibly fragrant. The main element of our rosé (64%) is from a section of Roll Ranch syrah—now exclusively farmed for rosé and picked very early to capture salinity and acidity. The mid palate creaminess, fine grit and pungent berry perfumes come from John Sebastiano grenache (26%), and the final touch—bringing floral notes of gardenia—is contributed by Viognier (10%), also from Roll Ranch.
Delicate floral aromatics and zingy natural acidity makes this wine a perfect match for every imaginable cuisine from hot and peppery to rich and creamy. Don’t let the color fool you, this rosé is bone dry, crisp and refreshing with a slight creaminess on the finish that excites your palate for more.
Blend: 64% Syrah, 26% Grenache & 10% Viognier | Alc: 12.5% | Vinification: Barrel Fermented in Neutral French Oak | Barrel Aging: 5 Months | Total Production: 714 cases