2012 Lea Tierra Alta Vineyard Rosé
This is the only rose we are aware of in California to be made from single parcel, single vineyard Syrah grapes picked specifically to be rose wine. Jennifer destemmed the grapes for this wine by gravity then crushed the grapes by foot with the help of 9-year-old son, Oliver. They used food-grade boots, of course. Half of the fruit remained on the skins for only three hours before being pressed to French oak barrels. The other half stayed on the skins overnight before going to the press. As always, this rose is dry, not sweet though it is brimming with mouthwatering fruit and floral components. Look for notes of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals complemented by citrus and exotic hints of guava. This wine is not only wonderful for sipping by the pool, it is also an excellent companion to spicy Thai, Mexican or Cajun dishes. Drink this wine now or enjoy over the next two years.
Cellar Club Price: $17.00
Cases Produced: 190