Columbia Valley

• COMPOSITION: 53% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon
• FERMENTATION: 100% Stainless Steel Fermented
• pH: 3.44
• TA: 5.9 g/L
• ALCOHOL: 13.2%
• PRODUCTION: 1,800 cases


Vintage

We would describe the 2014 growing season as hot and uneventful, just the way we like it. The year started with a mild late winter rolling into a pleasant warm spring with very few frost events. Bud break occurred about the 10th of April, a little early but not unusual, and from there we were off to the races. Heat built quickly with a much warmer than average late spring and stayed hot into mid- September. This set us up to declare 2014 the hottest vintage in our 30+ years farming along the Snake River.


Winemaker Comments

Fermented solely in stainless steel tanks our Rosé is a beautiful Pale Salmon color. A fresh floral aroma with hints of kiwi and strawberry is followed by a bright and lively palate with notes of Watermelon, blood orange and a hint of strawberry round out this perfect patio sipper.


Pairing Suggestions

Spicy Thai, grilled salmon, scallops.