Rosé Reserve Napa Valley 2019
About This Wine
On the nose: Fresh strawberries, peppers, white currants, lime juice, pine cones, raspberries, orange peel, grass, morning dew
On the palate: Fresh, bright entrance with lingering acidity, notes of pear, raspberry pie, fresh banana, pomegranate, Meyer lemon, slightly unripe cantaloupe, green strawberry, gooseberry, yellow cherry
Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Malbec
Fermentation: 90% stainless steel, 9% 2-year-old French oak barrels, 1% 1-year-old acacia
Our Rosé Reserve is made in the classic saignée style. We harvest the fruit in the early morning hours to preserve freshness and acidity and then transfer the grapes to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. A brief “bleed” takes place with the skins after pressing to give the wine a touch of color and backbone, and then the wine is transferred to a new set of tanks to age for a short period. The goal in the cellar is to respect the terroir of the fruit while also creating a wine that is meant to be youthfully vibrant.