Wine Creek Ranch Dry Creek Valley
We handpicked fruit at varying times based on each varietals readiness and maturity as a component for Rosé. This intentional approach gives us fruit that is intense in flavor, lower in alcohol, and with balanced acidity for Rosé. Each lot was cold soaked, pressed, and vinified separately. Cool, never cold, fermentation, no malolactic fermentation, and mixing both stainless steel and neutral barrels for aging results in a pure, focused wine that perfectly reflects its terroir and varietal makeup. We waited until all the lots completed fermenting to ensure that each components character and contribution could be best evaluated and integrated into the final blend. In 2022, our Primitivo really shined, so its inclusion in the blend was increased and it complements Grenaches intense aromatics adding subtle citrus notes along with a lightly garnet-tinged color.
Bright, yet subtle, salmon color with an attractive tinge of violet is the first hint that this a complex multi-varietal Rose. With this vintage, Primitivo steps up its contribution shifting upfront aromatics to an enticing mix of Ruby grapefruit, tart cherry, and rhubarb pie. Grenache clearly comes through on the palate where flavors are dominated by strawberry notes, mixed stone fruit, and
then finishes with juicy, mixed citrus acidity. Counoise, Mourvèdre, and Petite Sirah play supporting roles in achieving the perfect balance. This is another outstanding vintage for this organically farmed (CCOF), single-vineyard, and estate-bottled wine. While always great on its own, our Rosé is shockingly versatile, especially with spicy foods, grilled salmon, salad niçoise, pesto, or charcuterie. While most enjoyable during its first year after release, our Rosé has an enviable track record of age-worthiness and will continue to evolve gracefully with good storage.
948 cases | Made with organically-grown grapes
VINEYARD 100% Wine Creek Ranch, CCOF-certified organic estate
COMPOSITION 59% Grenache, 20% Primitivo, 10%Counoise, 6% Petite Sirah, and 5% Mourvèdre,