2021 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 of Grenache 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. Lively aromas of watermelon, bubblegum, and grapefruit blossom are followed by flavors of ruby grapefruit and strawberry. Dry and medium bodied, this wine is incredibly versatile – try it chilled for a patio lunch with caprese salad and salmon tartare.
"A beautiful shade of delicate pink in the glass, this bottling offers melon rind and pink rose petal aromas on the crisp and focused nose. A chalky tension surrounds the palate, where currant and bubblegum flavors are enhanced by an underlying hint of mint." - Matt Kettmann, Aug/Sep 2022
"A gorgeous pink salmon color in the glass, this Rosé is made from 100% Grenache and is aged for four months in stainless and neutral oak. The nose is pure watermelon, strawberry, and bubblegum aromas. Candied cherry and lemon-lime citrus flavors pair with high acidity and a medium body. This wine is a yummy summer treat. 524 cases produced."
- Jeremy Young, May 2022