The color of sunset, this pretty Rosé is an estate-bottled blend of Tempranillo, Syrah, Malbec, Tannat and Graciano grown on our Matchbook Vineyard. The lovely aromas of peaches, strawberry and sassafras are followed up withfruit-sweet flavors of fresh peach, cherries and cream, finishing up with a compelling blend of lime, cherry cola and a hint of melon. This wonderfully pleasant wine is not complicated, but definitely not boring. Pair with spicy Thai rolls or poached salmon, or serve as a delightful aperitif.
Blend: 87% Rosé of Tempranillo, 4% Rosé of Syrah, 4% Rosé of Malbec, 3% Rosé of Tannat, 2% Rosé of Graciano
Production: 2,250 cases
2014 was another perfect vintage out here in the Dunnigan Hills AVA. Cool nights and hot days maximized ripeness and intensity. No rain to spoil the grapes, and a long hang time to maximize flavor.
About 24 hours after crushing our tempranillo grapes, we “bleed” off a small percentage of
the juice before it has a chance to color up. This juice is then cold fermented in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank. The fermentation, carried out at 50 degrees Fahrenheit, takes almost two months to complete, producing a wine with beautiful aromatics and a delicatecolor. We blended in a small amount of rosé from syrah, malbec, tannat and graciano for