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Bon Vivant Rose 2015

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Winemaker Notes: "Our 2015 rosé was created in a “Gris de Gris” style that is typical of Corsican and Provençal roses. In contrast to the saignée method that is normal for American roses, we decided to create a wine with very little color and extraction yet plenty of flavor and aromatics. We kept the alcohol level low as to guard the natural acidity and show the varietal characteristics from the mountainous terroir, not power or richness. The grapes used in this wine were principally Syrah with a percentage of old vine Zinfandel. Both varietals come from the same vineyard which is on a steep hillside in the Sierra Foothills resting at 2,000 ft elevation. The yields were a mere 2 tons per acre giving the wine an enormous amount of natural concentration. For the tasting profile, the rosé is full of white peach, guava and white flower characteristics. The mid palette is ample and onctuese as the French would say. The finish is brilliant with a nice touch of minerality. Food pairings for this wine include grilled seafood, spicy mexican, and oriental cuisine."

Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 2015

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Color: Rosé
Varietal: Vivant
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Winemaker Notes: "Our 2015 rosé was created in a “Gris de Gris” style that is typical of Corsican and Provençal roses. In contrast to the saignée method that is normal for American roses, we decided to create a wine with very little color and extraction yet plenty of flavor and aromatics. We kept the alcohol level low as to guard the natural acidity and show the varietal characteristics from the mountainous terroir, not power or richness. The grapes used in this wine were principally Syrah with a percentage of old vine Zinfandel. Both varietals come from the same vineyard which is on a steep hillside in the Sierra Foothills resting at 2,000 ft elevation. The yields were a mere 2 tons per acre giving the wine an enormous amount of natural concentration. For the tasting profile, the rosé is full of white peach, guava and white flower characteristics. The mid palette is ample and onctuese as the French would say. The finish is brilliant with a nice touch of minerality. Food pairings for this wine include grilled seafood, spicy mexican, and oriental cuisine."

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