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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