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||49.5% Zinfandel, 34% Merlot, 16.45% Pinot Noir|
|Vineyard Designation||Steel Plow Vineyard, Sonoma Valley|
|Soil Profile||Cortina, Los Robles & Yolo – all gravelly loam|
|Wine Notes||Reminiscent of a leisurely saunter down the beach boardwalk at the time of day when the horizon shifts hues, the salmon colored rosé brings back memories of a perfect summer day, and excitement for the warm season ahead.|
|Specs||pH 3.25 ǀ Acid .68 g/100mL ǀ Alcohol 13.5%|
|Production||96 cases released|
Reminiscent of a leisurely saunter down the beach boardwalk at the time of day when the horizon shifts hues, the salmon colored rosé brings back memories of a perfect summer day, and excitement for the warm season ahead. With distinct flavors of rose water, Luxardo Maraschino Cherries, and a hint of sea spray, Redshift Rosé brings you back to the souvenir days you can’t, and don’t want to, forget.
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.