Glistening light watermelon in color, our 2016 Rosé is dry and
refreshing. It is saturated with aromas of orange blossom, cherry sauce, black currant,
berries, and a hint of pepper. Enticing flavors of fresh strawberry, guava, ripe raspberry,
and kiwi fruit are complemented by heightened acidity. The round mid-palate expands
to a clean, palate-cleansing, lingering finish. We have bottled this wine in a convenient
twist cap and recommend consuming it within one year to enjoy the fruit freshness.
Serve at 50–55° F.
The grapes for the 2016 Pine Ridge Vineyards Rosé come from the
same estate vineyards used to create our acclaimed Bordeaux-style reds. The Cabernet
Sauvignon is from our Oakville and Howell Mountain vineyards, where the grapes
receive abundant sunshine to develop ripe fruit character. The Merlot is from the cool,
windy Carneros region.
The grapes for this wine were picked on October
22, 2016. Our Rosé is produced using the saignée method, in which the first juice is
drained from the must of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This French method
is designed to concentrate the red wine while yielding delicately fruity and lively
aromas in the young vin gris. To capture these flavors, the juice underwent a slow,
cold fermentation. Fermentation and aging took place in 100 percent stainless steel
to preserve bright fruit flavors and enhance acidity. The finished wine was bottled in
January 2017 to capture the freshness and radiance of the young wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy Pine Ridge Vineyards Rosé with fresh oysters or take on a picnic
to serve with charcuterie. This wine is the perfect accompaniment to a spring brunch
featuring gravlax, egg dishes, croque-monsieur, and almost any cheese.