Rosé Reserve Napa Valley 2021
About This Wine
On the nose: Candied orange peels and Bing cherries are accented by notes of peaches and wet river rocks.
On the palate: Strawberry, raspberry and tangerine sorbet is complemented by balanced acidity and a flinty, mineral finish.
Fermentation: 70% stainless steel tanks, 30% neutral French oak barrels
A dry winter and generally cool growing year, punctuated by a handful of moderate heat events, set the stage for our 2021 growing year. Early on, we knew we were preparing for a vintage to remember. A lack of rain limited yields and canopy vigor but provoked unusually early flavor development. The summer brought slow and steady flavor and color development, along with great retention of acidity, before a spike in temperatures drove ripening. Our resulting whites and Rosé are fresh, complex and nicely concentrated.