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Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon

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Waterstone Wines Napa Valley Rose of Cabernet SauvignonNapa Valley 2015

2015 was one of the earliest harvests on record in Napa Valley; a dry warm winter with only 75% of normal precipitation resulted in small grape clusters with highly concentrated flavors. Bud break was early, and there in the final weeks of harvest brought the last of the crop in quickly. Overall, the 2015 vintage was early and light, with wines showing richness and deep flavor.

The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this wine were grown in the Truchard Vineyard in the Carneros region of Napa Valley and the Nichelini Vineyard in Napa’s Chiles Valley.. The vineyard blocks were harvested at full ripeness with good acid balance.

Our Rosé is made in the saignée method, by "bleeding" juice from our Cabernet Sauvignon tanks prior to fermentation. The juice, pink in color due to its minimal skin contact, is inoculated and fermented to dryness in stainless steel. Prior to bottling, the wine received minimal filtration and fining to preserve the fresh fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes
Perfect for spring and summer sipping, this crisp, fragrant Rosé features fresh strawberry, rose and hibiscus aromas that are mirrored on the palate. With its dry finish and balanced acidity, this Rosé is perfectly suited for al fresco dining and lighter fare.

Technical Data:
• Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Appellation: Napa Valley
• Alcohol: 13.3%
• TA: 0.56 g/100ml
• pH: 3.5
• Oak Aging: None
• Oak Cooperage: None
• Bottling Date: March 14, 2016
• Production: 134 cases

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