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2022 Old Vine
Rosé of Grenache & Cinsault

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/ 750ml

August Club Release

Tasting Notes

The 2022 Old Vine Rosé, a serious yet vibrant blend of Grenache and Cinsault, showcases its youthful energy and dynamic flavors. With a nose featuring zesty pomelo and sweet white peach, this wine celebrates the more engaging aspects of life. The palate echoes these bright flavors, accompanied by a subtle hint of oak and a lively acidity that persists through the finish. This sophisticated and complex rosé is ready for immediate enjoyment, while also holding the potential to age gracefully over the next 3-7 years. Whether savored today or cellared for future pleasure, this remarkable wine promises a captivating experience.

Food Pairing Notes

Our Rainbow Trout recipe is the perfect dish to bring along to your summer festivities. We recommend you pair it with a bottle of our 2022 Old Vine Rosé of Grenache & Cinsault.

Vineyard Notes

The warm, long growing season in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County is about as Provençal as it gets in California. Zaca Mesa was one of the first vineyards planted in the Santa Ynez Valley and this fruit comes from their oldest block of Grenache, planted in 1973. The vineyard is planted against the mountains on a mesa of the northern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley. A relatively warm, elevated site with early ripening and rocky soils, this vineyard is ideal for Grenache, and experiences cool afternoon breezes blowing east from the Pacific through the Santa Rita Hills.

The grapes for our Old Vine Rosé of Grenache are hand-picked and sorted in the cool of the early morning. They are whole cluster pressed to French oak barriques using a very gentle press program similar to what is used in Champagne. Allowed to ferment with indigenous yeasts and put through partial malolactic fermentation, this wine is aged on lees for six months with periodic bâtonnage to promote richness and complexity. A small portion of carefully selected new French oak adds structure to the mid palate of the wine.

Wine Specs
Rosé of Grenache & Cinsault
Santa Ynez Valley
Zaca Mesa Vineyard