2015 Isabel's Cuvée

2015 Grenache Rosé

Isabel's Cuvée, Gibson Ranch

Mendocino

Made from an 1896 planting at the historic Gibson Ranch, the 2015 is a departure in style from the past 11 vintages. A delightful Corsican Rosé last summer made such an impression that we could not resist attempting to make a Rosé of similar style. Our hope was to showcase aromatic intensity with an ethereal palate. There is a heady perfumed nose of fresh, crushed strawberries with floral and juicy tangerine notes. This wine dances across the palate like a prima ballerina. Like her, there is a quiet power to this wine in its delicate and perfect balance.

  • Appellation: Mendocino
  • Vineyard: Gibson Ranch, McDowell Valley
  • Varietal: Field blend of Grenache Gris
  • Clone: Unknown
  • Age: 99+ years
  • Elevation: 950 feet
  • Soil: Talmage gravelly sand loam
  • Yield: <2 tons/acre
  • Harvested: August 25th, 2015
  • Pressed: After foot treading on August 25th, 2015
  • Blend: Field Blend with mostly Grenache Gris
  • Fermentations: wild yeast & bacteria in neutral French Oak barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on February 6, 2016
  • Production: 125 cases (1 liter bottles)
  • Release date: February 2016

Looking for older wines? We might have what you are looking for! Contact us at dgorders@donkeyandgoat.com or give us a call at 510-868-9174 and we will do our best to help.