Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley 2012
2012 proved to be a perfect growing season in Napa Valley. Near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool nights provided textbook conditions for the vines. Optimum ripeness was easily achieved, bringing exceptional quality into the cellar. The wines are showing a smooth balance of acids and sugars, great depth of color, and beautiful aromatics. Yields were near normal in quantity.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this wine were grown in the Truchard Vineyard in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. The vineyard block was 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.
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.
• Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Appellation: Napa Valley
• Alcohol: 13.3%
• TA: 0.66 g/100ml
• pH: 3.33
• Oak Aging: None
• Oak Cooperage: None
• Bottling Date: January 24, 2013
• Production: 209 cases