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2004 Napa Valley Sparkling Rose

by David on October 12, 2005

We are pleased to present our first Sparkling Rosé table wine!

Our first celebratory Sparkling Rosé is made from 79% Chardonnay from the Carneros region and 21% Zinfandel from State Lane, here in Yountville. The Chardonnay was very briefly barrel aged for a touch of richness, then carefully blended to reach the right balance of luscious fruit and elegant structure. Geoff describes it as “sparkling table wine”, recognizing its vinous, more full-bodied character than you’ll find in some sparkling wines.

Misty red in color, our Rosé is youthful and bright on the palate, nicely developed, with jazzy texture and plush bead of bubbles. A fresh strawberry bouquet, along with cherry, banana, guava, and honeysuckle delight the nose while subtle accents of lively strawberry, ruby grapefruit, cranberry, nutmeg and spice linger on the finish. Dry and fragrant with vibrant acidity.

Listen to our audio winemaker note: mp3

Read more about this wine here.

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