Rose

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Winemaker’s notes

This delicate light pink rose’ begins with aromas of fresh strawberries, pomegranate and cranberry. The fruit is lifted with hints white tea and pink lemonade. The wine is sleek with bright, lively acidity. The bright, crisp, refreshing acidity brings balance and structure to this lively Rose.

Vineyard Sourcing 100% of the fruit for this wine came from Mercer Family Vineyards. These vineyard sits on a southeast slope above the Columbia River. The orientation of the blocks allows for morning sun exposure of the fruit, while avoiding the intense afternoon rays.

 

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Growing Season

The 2018 vintage started out nice and warm, ideal for a typical Washington harvest. We did not experience any major hot or cold temperatures September through October which lead to slow and even ripening and amazing flavor development.

winemaking

The Rose fruit was machine harvested to allow for early color extraction from the skins. Once at the winery, the grapes were sent directly to the press. The free run juice was cold settled for 48 hours. The clean juice was racked away from the settled solids and inoculated with a yeast specifically selected for Rose’. The wine was fermented cool over a period of 30 days, allowing for great aroma development.

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