2018 a2 Rose
This year we decided to try a different take on our rose, using a few grapes we haven’t in recent years. The result is a complex, fruity rose that is sure to be a favorite summertime sipper. On the nose lush strawberry, red raspberry and watermelon lead into honeydew, white peach and a slight earthy component which adds complexity to what some consider and one-dimensional type of wine. Displaying the traditional light salmon color, it comes to life on the palate with concentrated flavors of Bing cherry, watermelon, candied fruit, and peach. A refreshing burst of acidity delivers a cleansing effect and finishes with hints of red currant and raspberry, with linger in the lasting finish. A fun and invigorating wine made for sipping outside on a hot day yet sophisticated enough for any wine-drinking occasion. If you’re looking to partner the Rose with food, try a glass or two with charcuterie and cheese plates, shellfish, your favorite wood-fired pizza, and even some spicy dishes. Serve well chilled.