Using the same estate-grown fruit from which our acclaimed Bordeaux-style Cabernets are created, this dry rosé is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 aromaticsand a crisp, clean finish.
Our rosé is produced using the saignée method, in which the first juice is drained from the must of our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 March 2011 to capture the freshness and radiance of the young wine.
Exuberant and refreshing, our 2011 rosé bursts with bright aromas of fresh strawberries, ripe red pear, white nectarine and sweet cream, backed by subtle spicy florals. The vivacious palate dances with flavors of juicy red raspberry, pineapple and strawberry preserves, with hints of white cranberry and lemon tart on the lively finish. This clean, crisp rosé can easily be enjoyed as an apertif, but would also pair beautifully with a selection of soft cheeses and charcuterie, or seafood from our friends at Kansas City Steaks.