We don’t always make a varietal Syrah Rosé. Only in the vintages where I have more of this component needed for the blended one, am I able to select out the barrels that will reach perfect balance with another 5 months in barrel. The extra time fills out the ‘rounds’ to match the ‘angles’ this variety possesses as a Rosé. This talk of ‘extra time in barrel thru the summer’ is not something you hear from most Rosé producers!
Pretty, Santa Rosa plum, with bright, juicy acidity (indicative of the 2021 vintage) this is great with fresh oysters. After several days open, the wine is a bit rounder and more like previous vintages when I can make it. Still, it is quite mouth-watering as a serious Rosé should be.