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Rosé 2020, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard

Rosé 2020, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
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Our 2020 Rosé is a direct pressed, co-fermented blend from a few different blocks in our own Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard. By bringing together 50% Zinfandel, 25% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 10% Petite Sirah, we have created a refreshing yet multilayered pink wine that reflects the Bradford Mountain terroir.

Wine Specs
Rosé Blend
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 16, 2020
6.3 g/L
Four months in 60% 4-8-year-old French oak barrels, 40% 3-year-old French Acacia wood barrels; One month in stainless steel
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The gorgeous pale salmon color and tempting aromas of crushed fresh red berries with hints of melon and of pomelo hook you with the first sip. A creamy fruit-driven entry is quickly balanced as refreshing, playful acidity and citrus notes appear mid-palate and remain into the long finish. Buoyant flavors offer strawberry creamsicle, honeydew melon, bright raspberry and a touch of tangerine and white floral. This ideal warm-weather sipper also transitions well as the seasons change.
Winemaker Notes
In 2020, I was excited to have the opportunity to make our “Big Pink” Rosé blend by bringing together hand-selected fruit from a few blocks in our Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard. These selected blocks included small plantings of field-blended Zinfandel, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Petite Sirah. Towards the middle of September we walked the vineyard, picking small amounts of clusters from certain varieties. The grapes that remained would further develop and intensify before we harvested them for our estate red wines. Each lot we picked was kept separate and soaked on skins for just a few hours before the juice was pressed off. With only this limited amount of skin contact, the Rosé developed its gorgeous color. With the intense minerality and lean, racy acidity inherent in the resulting juice. I decided to employ full barrel fermentation and time on the lees, to enhance the flavors and develop a richer, fuller mouthfeel. With stirring the lees and tasting every few weeks, I very carefully chose the right time to bottle. I think this wine showcases a truly unique interpretation of Rosé. The mountain terroir brings such vibrancy to all the estate wines we produce, but it especially comes through in this small bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy it with seared scallops over a tangerine and arugula salad, or grilled raspberry-glazed chicken.