2013 Napa Valley Rosato
California: Napa Valley
A Rosé by any other name
Today’s Swanson Vineyards 2013 Napa Valley Rosato is a 100% Sangiovese rosé that will quickly get you in the right frame of mind for a warm, relaxing summer day.
When we reach for a rosé, wines like today’s are exactly what we have in mind. From the beautiful coppery pink color to hints of fresh red fruit and sweet earth, today’s wine is a refreshing sipper with just the right amount of heft and complexity to keep things interesting.
Drink up, dear Operative - a bottle full of summertime fun awaits!
A beautiful coppery-toned ruby in the glass, with a slight glint of salmon pink.
Really lovely aromatics, with a slight mineral earthiness on top of the expected notes of red fruit. Fresh wild strawberry, bright red cherry, and guava are paired with quince, orange blossom, dried rose petal, and the previously mentioned earthy minerality.
A well balanced and juicy flavor profile, with generous notes of fresh cherry, watermelon, and Meyer lemon leading the way. These fruity elements are quickly followed by orange oil, lime flower, and hints of white flower petals.
With a great balance between fresh fruit flavors and light acidity, this is the perfect summertime rosé.
Fresh seafood salad with avocado.
What the Winery Says
- Chris Phelps
- Napa Valley
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Sangiovese
- Cold fermented in Stainless Steel tanks
- Barrel Regime
- 42 hours skin contact for color & flavor extraction