2020 Grenache Rosé, 'Terra Alta Vineyard', Lodi
Winemaker’s Vineyard Notes: Organically farmed for 21 years! Redding gravelly clay loam soils. 40 degree temperature swings from mid 50s to 90s make for warm but tempered climate. Dry, cool spring into mild summer with yields below average. We harvested the Grenache August 24th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Foot stomped then whole cluster pressed to stainless steel tank for fermentation. Racked clean off the lees and aged for 3 months in stainless steel. Lighter shade of watermelon in color. Bright, floral aromas of gardenia, paper whites, ruby red grapefruit & freshly cut watermelon. Background notes of citrus peel, tarragon and white pepper. Fresh flavors of wild strawberry and Jolly Rancher watermelon, give way to zippy red grapefruit peel and hints of white pepper.
Cases Produced: Only 98!
Harvest Date: August 24th, 2020