2009 Lea Tierra Alta Vineyard Syrah Rosé
Jennifer makes her rosé from a single vineyard and a single clone, in this case the Tablas 99 clone from Tierra Alta vineyard. Jennifer and her six-year-old son Oliver crushed the grapes for this Rosé with their feet (their very clean feet). Half of the fruit remained on the skins for only three hours before being pressed to neutral French oak barrels. The other half stayed on the skins overnight before going into barrel. The resulting wine is rich in color with a silky, rounded mouthfeel and a crisp, refreshing finish. Look for notes of rose petals, strawberries, and guava complemented by hints of earth and minerality. This wine pairs beautifully with spicy Mexican or Asian dishes as well as the Cajun cuisine of Jennifer’s hometown, New Orleans – who dat! It should be enjoyed over the next two years.
Cellar Club Price: $17
Cases Produced: 162