2016 Rosé of Grenache & Mourvédre
Clarksburg AVA - Released February 2017
Rosé of Grenache & Mourvédre.
The grapes were sourced from the Heringer Estates Vineyards in Clarksburg, CA. The composition is 65% Grenache & 35% Mourvédre grapes; co-fermented in a mixture of stainless steel and second year French oak chardonney barrels. The wine rested on its lees for a period of 3 months. Total time of oak contact was 4 months.
Pale orange color. Expressive scents of fresh red berries, orange zest, white flowers and chalky minerals show excellent clarity and lift. Fine-grained and focused on the palate, offering zesty red currant, strawberry and tangerine flavors and an exotic touch of spice on the back half. The floral note comes back on a silky, persistent, mineral-tinged finish. The wine should evolve nicely given its overall balance. Drink 2017-2024.