Vintage: The 2018 vintage was a bountiful vintage marked by cool, consistent temperatures and timely rainfall in March and April for budbreak. Harvest began September tenth, and the grapes were of the highest quality with lower alcohol and high acidity.
Vineyard: Each of the 5 Estate vineyards is certified organic. They are farmed naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides.
The Wine: To craft our Napa Valley Rosé, we relied on the traditional saignée method, allowing free run juice to drain out of the tank after 1-5 hours of skin contact. The juice was kept cool during its 5-6 weeks of fermentation to capture the maximum expression of fresh aromas and flavors.
Winemaker’s Notes: A Rosé for any occasion that shines whether you’re pairing it with food or drinking it alone. The Rosé is made with the same attention to quality and finesse as all esteemed Grgich Hill wines. Similar to Provence, Napa has a Mediterranean climate, so we had southern France’s chilled Rosés in mind when we crafted this refreshing wine. The nose has aromas of cherry blossom, watermelon and strawberry followed by an explosion on the palate of passionfruit and peach. With its round mouthfeel, this wine has perfectly balanced acidity and an addicting finish. This limited-production Rosé is your perfect, easy-drinking wine that pairs well with your favorite dish. Serve slightly chilled, it’s perfect with anything spicy, like your favorite street tacos, Thai noodles or barbecued ribs. Enjoy this wine in its youth.