This pretty Rosé is an Estate Bottled blend of Tempranillo, Syrah and Malbec grown in our Matchbook Vineyard. Lovely aromas of nectarines, apricots and marshmallow ambrosia frame flavors of white peaches, crisp honeydew and cream soda. A lively lemon-lime finish wakes up the palate. This charming wine is not complicated, but it is definitely not boring. This is the perfect wine to liven up a tailgate, a picnic or a casual dinner poolside. Pair with spicy Thai food, an ahi tuna salad, or a fruit and cheese plate.
Blend: 75% Rosé of Tempranillo, 18% Rosé of Syrah, 7% Rosé of Malbec
Production: 1,100 cases
The 2012 growing season proved to be classic Dunnigan Hills. Cool nights and hot days maximized ripeness and intensity.
24 hours after we crushed our Tempranillo grapes, we “bled” a small percentage of the juice off the skins before it had a chance to color up. This juice was then slowly and naturally cold fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The 2012 fermentation took almost three months to complete, producing a wine with beautiful aromatics and a delicate color. We made a very small amount of rosé from Syrah and Malbec to blend in for added complexity.