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Captûre Wines Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley Dark Rose 2009

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With multi-generational experience from Château Latour, our winemaking team understands the methods behind crafting classic Bordeaux-style Rosé with intense fruit from hillside vineyards harvested at peak ripeness. After meticulous hand-sorting and de-stemming, the skins, the juice and the seeds macerate together for 12-hours to enhance the characters and perfect color of the wine. We then bleed part of the juice for a long fermentation in stainless steel barrels between 55 and 60° F to emphasize the brilliant fruit and maintain optimum acidity. The fully fermented wine is aged sur lie for 10 months, with extensive stirring during the first two months to reinforce its bright fruit expression and improve mouth-feel.

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Captûre Wines:
We started Captûre Wines because we were collectively inspired by the vineyard we discovered that rises almost 2,500 feet above the Alexander Valley floor on Pine Mountain, and we shared a vision of crafting a portfolio of world-class, Bordeaux-style wines from our corner of California. The team behind Captûre Wines is united around a deep respect for Tin Cross Vineyards and a commitment to ... Read more
We started Captûre Wines because we were collectively inspired by the vineyard we discovered that rises almost 2,500 feet above the Alexander Valley floor on Pine Mountain, and we shared a vision of crafting a portfolio of world-class, Bordeaux-style wines from our corner of California. The team behind Captûre Wines is united around a deep respect for Tin Cross Vineyards and a commitment to the finest expression of our mountain fruit through time-honored Bordeaux winemaking methods. Captûre Wines represent the marriage of time-honored Bordeaux winemaking with the intense fruit character of our organically farmed mountain estate, Tin Cross Vineyards. Renowned winemaking team May-Britt and Denis Malbec, formerly of Château Latour in Bordeaux, create our wines to bring out the rich personality of our terroir. The resulting wines are elegant expressions of depth, nuance and longevity. We look forward to sharing them with you. Although our winery is not open to the public for tastings, please let us know if you are planning a visit to Healdsburg, as we can occasionally accommodate private tours of our vineyard, nestled among the 240 acres of our Pine Mountain estate. Read less

Member Reviews for Captûre Wines Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley Dark Rose

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Snooth User: mikespeer
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 08/20/2012

great grapefruit nose...pretty big mouthfeel, very nice crisp finish


Snooth User: 40somethinglife
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/09/2015

The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Les Pionnieres is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and has been aged in stainless steel for five months. Pale gold in color, the aroma is thick and heady at first but that quickly goes away and in comes aromas of honeydew melon, apricot and lemon. On the palate it tickles the tongue a little with zesty citrus fruits of lemon, grapefruit and soft pear. The finish is smooth, luscious and tempting. This wine is just simply fantastic.


Snooth User: katielikeswine
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3.50 5
03/14/2011

Less fruit than most roses - small estate wine. Tasting date: march 2011.


External Reviews for Captûre Wines Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley Dark Rose

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 08/02/2012

Pale yellow. Pungent, sexy aromas of lemon, nectarine, white grapefruit, crushed mint, anise and spring flowers. Supple, juicy and penetrating, with a musky complexity to the citrus zest and ripe grapefruit flavors. Conveys a tactile impression of extract without weight. Vibrant and well-delineated sauvignon with excellent balancing acidity. The brisk, persistent, palate-dusting finish shows a refreshing touch of bitterness. This is excellent.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 08/02/2012

Intense, vibrant and focused, with a mouthwatering acidity to compliment the Meyer lemon, passion fruit, Asian pear and sweet pea notes. Builds intensity on the long, juicy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

Tastes sweeter and fruitier than the 2009, which was dry, so if you like orange marmalade, pineapple tart and vanilla cookie sugariness in your Sauvignon Blancs, it’s for you.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

Tastes sweeter and fruitier than the 2009, which was dry, so if you like orange marmalade, pineapple tart and vanilla cookie sugariness in your Sauvignon Blancs, itandrsquo;s for you.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Les Pionniers is a bit richer, deeper and stonier than the Tradition. It shows quite a bit of depth in its fruit, along with persistent layers of minerality that provide an interesting counterpoint. White peaches, almonds, flowers and mint are woven into the layered, expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2014.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Les Pionniers is a bit richer, deeper and stonier than the Tradition. It shows quite a bit of depth in its fruit, along with persistent layers of minerality that provide an interesting counterpoint. White peaches, almonds, flowers and mint are woven into the layered, expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2014.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Pale color. Aromas of Meyer lemon, fresh sage and minerals, with a sweaty nuance that reminded me of Loire sauvignon. Dense and ripe, but with firm minerality accentuating the piercing quality of the grapefruit and lemon zest flavors. Finishes brisk and long, still a bit youthfully tight. Classy and energetic wine.


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Tasting Notes:

Our 2009 Dark Rosé reveals scents of warm summer berries,strawberries, raspberries and pomegranate. The creamy texture with sweet spice and freshness comes from the sur lie ageing. You may enjoy our Dark Rosé now or keep it for future pleasure.

With multi-generational experience from Château Latour, our winemaking team understands the methods behind crafting classic Bordeaux-style Rosé with intense fruit from hillside vineyards harvested at peak ripeness. After meticulous hand-sorting and de-stemming, the skins, the juice and the seeds macerate together for 12-hours to enhance the characters and perfect color of the wine. We then bleed part of the juice for a long fermentation in stainless steel barrels between 55 and 60° F to emphasize the brilliant fruit and maintain optimum acidity. The fully fermented wine is aged sur lie for 10 months, with extensive stirring during the first two months to reinforce its bright fruit expression and improve mouth-feel.

103 cases produced.

Aged 10 months in Steel.

Notes: 10 MONTHS ON LEES, WITH WEEKLY STIRRING


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