The 2017 Rosé is 100% Grenache made from Neenach Ranch Vineyard in the northeast corner of the Antelope Valley, near the base of the Tejon Pass. The vineyard rests on a slight slope that allows cooling breezes to sweep through the rows in the late summer afternoons, cooling down the grapevines, allowing acidity and minerality to remain even as intense fruit flavors develop. The grapes were picked by hand and cold soaked for 10 hours to preserve the wine’s natural freshness, before they were lightly whole-cluster pressed and settled into a temperature controlled steel tank. A cool and slow fermentation was followed by 6 months of aging. Fresh peaches and lychee take center stage on the complex nose, while hints of apricot and honeysuckle round out the supporting cast. Generous acidity greets the palate, balanced with the freshness of honeydew melon balls and stone fruit, culminating in a mouthwatering finish of citrus and minerality that begs for another sip.
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