Dry Rosé
Dry Rosé, 2009

During the busy harvest season, we often think about how nice it is to relax and enjoy a bottle of rosé (‘vin gris’). It was made by ‘bleeding off’ a small amount of juice from our red grapes before fermentation. We like to think of it as the blood of our grapes, the sweat of our brow, and tears of joy.

Winemaker's Notes

You will probably be tired of hearing this, but this could easily be my favorite vintage of this yet. This time, we experimented by also producing one barrel of whole-cluster pressed Syrah to see how it might fit (or not). I am thrilled with how well it harmonizes with the Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. That typical perfume of our dry rosé, rose-petal, guava, grapefruit…solid, yet light on its feet…focused like a pink laser-beam. I think it will drink perfectly this summer and thru summer 2011. We made less of this than usual, so it will disappear even more rapidly than the 2008 did.

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