2016 California Rosé
Strawberry, Cassis, Raspberry Spritz
- Hand harvested Sept. 7 – Oct. 26, 2016
- Slow fermentation over 8 weeks in stainless steel tanks (No oak, no Malolactic fermentation)
George Troquato, Winemaker
Alejandro Aldama, Cellar Master
Non-traditional Rosé varietals make for a wine with big structure and body, great acidity, and a deep natural color.
The 2016 season put a dent in the 4-year long California drought, and the winter brought much-needed rain. This was a warm year overall, but with minimal heat spikes, which brought bountiful crops of fruit rich in color and flavor.