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Rose 2017

Aromas of strawberry, raspberry, citrus, and hints of anise, along with the traditional dried fruit of a Zinfandel sourced from old vines, make this Rose outstanding. Zinfandel, whether it is made as a Rose or red wine, is the perfect wine to pair with the all American meal of anything cooked on the barbecue!

$30.00 per Bottle
 

Description

The Cranston brothers own and farm about 400 acres of grapes in Acampo, just north of Lodi. It is their Old Vine Vineyard that is the source of the Zinfandel fruit for our 2017 Rose. The well-drained, sandy loam soils of this 85 year-old vineyard provide consistently true-to-varietal fruit. Lodi’s diverse soils were formed thousands of years ago through geological events and alluvium deposits. Two major rivers originating in the Sierra Nevada mountain range feed the Lodi appellation: the Mokelume and Consumnes. These rivers have brought soils rich in granite-based minerals that lend complex flavors to the wines of Lodi.

The excessive winter and spring rains led to considerable vigor in the vines, requiring more canopy management to get the vines in balance. As August and September rolled around, a long and intense heat wave brought the sugars up quickly, which translated into an early harvest. The grapes were harvested early at low Brix with good acid. Parts of the lots were pressed as whole clusters, with the balance then destemmed and pressed. The juice had a long and cool fermentation, which helps preserve fruit aromatics and freshness.

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Rosé Wine
Varietal Rose
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Date 9/17/17
Acid 6.35 g/l TA
PH 3.28
Aging six months in stainless steel tanks
Bottling Date 4/2/2017
Alcohol % 14.2
Size 750 ml