2016 Isabel's Cuvée Rosé

2016 Isabel's Cuvée, Grenache Rosé

This delicate Rosé is the perfect pairing for Spring

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Our oldest running wine, the 2016 is our 13th vintage making our Rosé from the historic Gibson Ranch in the McDowell Valley. Our block dates back to the late 1800’s and is home to the oldest planting of Grenache Gris in the United States.

Tasting Note: 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.

Vinous Review, June 2017

Bright, vaguely hazy yellow. High-pitched Meyer lemon and pear aromas show suave jasmine and zesty mineral nuances. Silky and precise on the palate, offering bitter citrus pith, pear skin and honeysuckle flavors that deepen and expand with air. Shows a hint of iodine on the penetrating finish, which lingers with excellent, mineral-driven tenacity,90 points. Josh Raynolds

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Girard
  • Varietal: Grenache Noir
  • Clone: Mostly Tablas Creek
  • Age: Planted in 2000
  • Elevation: 2600 feet
  • Soil: Hotow, Aiken & Argonaut loam
  • Yield: 3 tons/acre
  • Harvested: August 29, 2016
  • Pressed: September 6, 2016
  • Blend: 100% Grenache, 12% whole cluster
  • Maceration: Wild yeast, wood vat for 9 days
  • Barrel aging: 8 months in neutral FO barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on May 5, 2017
  • Production: 133 cases
  • Release date: Fall 2017

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