Their ideal rosé for a can is light and zippy with big fruit, so they turned to zinfandel, petite sirah, and carignan — varieties that aren’t necessarily the obvious choice for a rosé, but that they never get tired of playing with and taking in unexpected directions. This combination of varieties gives them that freshness they crave, with aromas of pomegranate, red plum, white cherry, and hints of forest. The palate shows plum and white cherry in abundance, plus bright acidity and a light sparkle that makes this a fun wine to enjoy out of the can or in a glass.
2020 was a challenging vintage due to wildfire smoke. Making rosé is a good way to create wines that alleviate smoke taint risk and ensure that their grape growers can make a living. They would normally tread or destem some of the grapes for their rosé to bring up the red fruit character, but the petite syrah contributed so much fruitiness and color that they didn’t need to. All varieties were pressed and fermented separately, naturally. When all of the lots were dry, they assembled the blend and stored the wine cold, without sulfur. This wine was not fined. After filtration, we added 10ppm sulfur prior to canning.
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