Redshift, donning a celestial pale-red hue, is a vibrant rosé that gracefully prepares the palate for the opulent red wines in our anthology.
|Blend||64% Grenache, 34% Mourvèdre|
|Vineyard Designation||Steel Plow Vineyard, Sonoma Valley|
|Soil Profile||Cortina, Los Robles & Yolo – all gravelly loam|
|Wine Notes||A spirited rosé expressive of its alluvial soil origins. Cara Cara orange, rose petals and a flinty minerality on the nose. Zippy palate of nectarine, baking cherries and mouth-salivating acidity.|
|Specs||pH 3.28 ǀ Acid .66 g/100mL ǀ Alcohol 13.8%|
|Production||140 cases released|
Made from a spirited dyad of Grenache and Mourvèdre, this pale salmon-hued rosé is expressive of both its Rhone variety, and alluvial soil, origins. Layered aromas of Cara Cara orange zest, flinty minerality and fresh rose petals playfully emerge from the glass. A zippy palate of nectarine, tart baking cherries and mouth-salivating acidity is elegantly balanced with delicate flavors of early-season strawberries and a soft, coating mouthfeel.
Sourced from the same vineyard as our Points Unknown, the Steel Plow Vineyard sits at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain. This vineyard boasts three distinct soil types — Cortina, Los Robles and Yolo — each composed of gravelly loam. A variety of drought-resistant French, Italian and American rootstocks support deficit-irrigation and organic farming practices.
Hand-harvested in late morning, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed together. The free run juice (with a small portion of press fraction for depth of color) was conveyed to stainless steel tanks and fermented at a cool 62 degrees to preserve the fruit and floral aromas in the wine.