Captûre Wines Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley Dark Rose 2009
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.
great grapefruit nose...pretty big mouthfeel, very nice crisp finish
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.
Less fruit than most roses - small estate wine. Tasting date: march 2011.
External Reviews for Captûre Wines Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley Dark Rose
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food Pairings for Captûre Wines Red Bordeaux Blend Alexander Valley Dark Rose
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.
103 cases produced.
Aged 10 months in Steel.
Notes: 10 MONTHS ON LEES, WITH WEEKLY STIRRING
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