Eric and Joel on this wine: “Our ideal rosé for a can was light and zippy with big fruit, and this combination of varieties gives us that with a powerhouse of freshness. The gentle sparkle really makes this a fun wine to enjoy out of the can or in a glass.”
“2020 was a challenging vintage with lots of smoke in the air. Making rosé is a good way to make wines that alleviate smoke taint risk and ensure that our grape growers can make a living. We would normally tread or destem some of the grapes for our rosé to bring up the red fruit character, but with the addition of Petite Sirah, we have so much fruitiness and color that we didn’t need to.”
Grapes: 55% Zinfandel, 33% Petite Sirah, 12% Carignan
Gary Venturi Vineyard, Calpella, dry-farmed, practicing organic (zinfandel, petite sirah, carignan)
Ricetti Vineyard, Redwood Valley, dry-farmed, certified organic, planted in the 1950s (carignan)
Hillside Vineyard, Talmage, dry-farmed, certified organic (zinfandel)
Making of: All varieties were pressed and fermented separately, naturally. When all of the lots were dry, the blend was assembled and stored without sulfur. Unfined but filtered, 10ppm of sulfur added prior to canning.
Personality: pomegranate, red plum, and white cherry along with hints of forest. The palate shows plum and white cherry in abundance, bright acidity and a light sparkle.