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2016 Rose

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2016 Rose

A worthy successor to our 90 point (Wine Enthusiast Magazine) 2015 Rose. Aromas of fresh-cut watermelon, strawberry and rose petal. Balanced flavors of raspberry and rhubarb. Fresh, very dry and full with a hint of the classic North Fork brine in the finish.

2016 was a fairly interesting vintage because it was so dry in the spring and early summer and so hot and humid in July and August. The fall rain presented a challenge in the vineyard but did not materially affect the harvest. Fruit was flavorful, balanced and ripe despite coming into the cellar with slightly lower brix levels than previous vintages.

Vineyard: Kontokosta
Variety/Blend: 45% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Hand-harvested: 10/5, 10/20 and 11/3
Winemaking: Direct press – whole cluster. Syrah vinified separately. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon vinified together in single tank. Cool 60°F fermentation in stainless steel. No malo-lactic fermentation.
Bottled: March 2016
Alcohol: 13.0%
Cases Produced: 332
Retail Price: $22.00
Enjoy: Drink now for optimum enjoyment
Winemaker: Gilles Martin
Release Date: Drink now for optimum enjoyment