The aromatics on the Rosé are jumping out of the glass. A complex combination of fruits showing strong Rainier cherry and Mandarin orange with subtle notes of grapefruit and cantaloupe. They are followed by light white pepper and river stone on the finish.
The palate is acid driven, with good mid-palate weight and a salinity that persists on the finish.
We want racy acidity and freshness in the wine, which requires specific vineyard management practices. Fruit comes from Olsen Vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA which is intentionally grown for rosé.
In 2019, we macerated the Cinsault, Syrah & Grenache together for a few hours. After maceration, we went directly to the press for a gentle press cycle and then fermented the wine in stainless steel. 2019 was a cooler year and the wines are a fun balance of fruit & bright mineral tones.