2010 Lea Tierra Alta Vineyard Syrah Rosé
2010 was a tricky vintage – not in terms of quality but in terms of when to make picking calls. The weather was fickle – hot for a day or two then suddenly cool then back up again. When we picked the rosé we found that only two barrels’ worth of the grapes were right for a rosé wine. The rest went into the Tierra Alta Syrah that Joey produces. That said, what rosé we did produce is not only excellent but absolutely consistent with our past offerings. As before, Jennifer and Oliver crushed the grapes for the wine by foot. Half the fruit remained on the skins for three hours. The other half stayed on the skins overnight before going into barrel. This wine’s nose bursts with rose petals and strawberries that are equally expressive in the mouth. A lovely streak of minerality brings brightness and crispness to the silky, rounded mouthfeel and long finish. This rosé is absolutely dry and is a beautiful match for spicy Mexican or Asian dishes as well as quail, chicken and turkey. Enjoy it over the next two years.
Cellar Club Price: $17.00
Cases Produced: 43