50% Counoise, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault
Our 2021 Rose has a beautiful coral hue. Aromas of candied watermelon and wild strawberries give way to flavors of guava and ruby red grapefruit, and a long creamy finish.
Paso Robles, Adelaida District
8/23/21 - 9/15/21
250 cases produced.
90% Mustang Springs Ranch, 10% Homestead Hill (Thacher Vineyard)
This year’s rose is a blend of three different rose picks – one for each of the three Rhone varieties that make up the final blend. All of the fruit was sent directly to the press and pressed as whole clusters right up to the point of bitterness. Fermentations for the three separate grapes (Counoise, Grenache and Cisault) happened separately, but similarly at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. Upon completion of alcoholic fermentation, all of the wine was sulfured to prevent any malolactic fermentation and aged in neutral French oak barrels. In early March these barrels were blended into one tank, treated for both heat and cold stability, and filtered to achieve the crystal-clear result in the bottle. This wine was bottled in late March of 2022 and is intended to be drunk while young and fresh.