2020 Rosé of Grenache
Located on the west side of the Salinas Valley, the Arroyo Seco Appellation is uniquely characterized by an ancient riverbed (arroyo seco means ‘dry river’) surrounded by alluvial benchlands. Well-drained, stone-laden soil and cool coastal influence from nearby Monterey Bay yield grapes with concentrated flavor and balanced acidity.
Our Rosé is produced using fruit dedicated solely to rosé production, picked at lower sugar and higher acids. The grapes were destemmed and left to macerate for one hour, then pressed. Its clean fermentation yielded a wine with bright fruit flavors and refreshing acidity, making it light and approachable.
Rosé is one of our favorite summer releases. Bright fruit flavors and racy acidity are clean and refreshing. Lively aromas of white peach, orange blossom, and subtle eucalyptus are followed by flavors of grapefruit, and watermelon hard candy. Dry and medium bodied, this wine is incredibly versatile – try it chilled for a patio lunch with caprese salad and salmon tartare.
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"Pale pink in color, this Grenache-based rosé is clean, crisp and focused on the palate, offering cotton-candy, rose-petal and strawberry-sorbet aromas, with a freshness that recalls ice water. There's texture and acid on the palate yet plenty of fresh fruit flavors of strawberry cream and bubblegum." - Matt Kettmann, December 2021
"Light pink in color, dry, tangy and juicy, racy acidity, balanced, fresh and long." - Anthony Dias Blue, August 2021