Coming from 50-year-old vines, our single vineyard Rosé is inspired by the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. Valdeguié, grown in that region, is generally known by the alias Gros Auxerrois, however, our Valdeguié comes from Napa’s back side neighbor, Suisun Valley. Valdiguié produces dark colored wines that are low in alcohol. I had a Rosé made from these old vines several years ago and I got my name on the list to get some of this fruit. This year the call finally came.
On the nose the dried strawberry screams at you, along with wet stone. When you get to the palate you find flavors of berries, stone fruit watermelon and a mineral texture. This wine is both dry and round and the intense fruit flavors add a degree of character and creaminess that can be elusive in a Rosé
Varietal: 100% Valdeguié
Appellation: 100% Suisun Valley
Alcohol Content: 13.3%
Barrel Description: 100% French Oak, 2 months
Cellar Potential: 5 years
Winemaker: Paul Johnson