Encantado
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Rosé
Appellation
Napa Valley
Alcohol %
13.4

Encantado, which means “charmed” or “enchanted” in Spanish, reflects a playful side of our portfolio. In the classic style of Old World rosé, this wine boasts floral, fruity aromatics and a crisp, clean finish.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Showing a bright watermelon hue in the glass, our 2015 rosé is bright and refreshing. Enticing aromas of hibiscus and juicy watermelon emerge from the glass and intermingle with hints of ruby grapefruit, white nectarine and ripe kiwi. Juicy strawberry, sweet white raspberry and subtle hints of white tea fill the palate, leading into a lengthy, clean finish supported by impeccable balance and mouthwatering acidity. This vibrant wine can be enjoyed as an apertif, but would also pair well with fresh-shucked oysters or citrus and fennel salad.
Production Notes
Using the same estate-grown fruit from which our acclaimed Bordeaux-style Cabernets are created, this dry rosé is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. Encantado, which means “charmed” or “enchanted” in Spanish, reflects a playful side of our portfolio. In the classic style of Old World rosé, this wine boasts floral, fruity aromatics and a crisp, clean finish.
Winemaker Notes
Our rosé is produced using the saignée method, in which the first juice is drained from the must of our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This French method is designed to concentrate the red wine while simultaneously yielding delicately fruity and lively aromas in the young vin gris. To capture these flavors, the juice underwent a slow, cold fermentation in stainless steel with yeast selected especially for rosé. The finished wine was bottled in December 2015 to capture the freshness and radiance of the young wine.