ESTATE GROWN — Columbia Valley
• COMPOSITION: Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
• pH: 3.59
• TA: 0.41g / 100 ml
• ALCOHOL: 13.2%
• RESIDUAL SUGAR : 0.2%
• BOTTLED: April 2006
• PRODUCTION: 320 cases
The 2005 vintage was another nice warm summer until early September brought cooler weather and rain which postponed our harvest date but allowed for additional hang time. A slightly later harvest allowed the fruit to ripen slowly to achieve a fine balance and lively acidity.
We had a tank of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that we drained off 15% of the juice 12 hours after the fruit was crushed and destemmed. Because of the limited skin contact the wine only had little color therefore resulting in a blush or rose wine. Both Rosés were fermented to dryness and then blended together.
Lush strawberry jam and pomegranate aromas greet you with this bright and crisp Rosé. Make this your perfect summer wine for sipping and savoring on the deck. This wine pairs well with your favorite BBQ or grilled seafood with fresh fruit salsa.