Napa Cellars Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
September 18- September 21, 2018
T.A.: 0.56 g / 100ml
The Napa Cellars Rosé showcases intense, ripe aromas of strawberry lemonade, peach and lychee. The nose is complemented by delicious flavors of just ripe cherry, tangerine, Pomegranate and raspberry with a soft, creamy, rich mid-palate. This well-structured wine has bright, well-structured acidity and refreshing, non-biting crispness with a hint of honey. For a delicious meal, pair the Napa Cellars 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé with prosciutto and melon, or toast topped with tapenade, mashed garlic, and salt.
Our estate South Napa Vineyard is planted to a blend of clones 77, 667 and 115. This vineyard is headtrained and cane pruned with vertical shoot positioning resulting in ideal sun exposure. In this part of Napa Valley, the San Pablo Bay creates a cool, maritime climate. Morning fog rolls across the vines, ushering in the cool breezes ideal for growing delicate, flavorful Pinot Noir. The vines here produce complex, layered fruit that translates to an earthy minerality and exceptional natural acidity in the glass.
The grapes for the 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé are handpicked and crushed immediately. A cold maceration period helps to steer clear of excessive seed tannin extraction, and the saignée bleed method is used. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel.