Pine Ridge Vineyards Rosé

This dry, refreshing Rosé is made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grown in our estate vineyards in the Oakville, Howell Mountain, and Carneros appellations.

Pine Ridge Vineyards Rosé

This dry, refreshing rosé is made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grown in our estate vineyards in the Oakville, Howell Mountain, and Carneros appellations.

We craft this wine using the saignée method, in which the first juice is drained from the must—a step that concentrates the remaining red wine while yielding a delicate and fruity pressed wine with a tinge of pink. We ferment and age the pressed wine in 100 percent stainless steel to preserve its bright fruit, enhance its acidity, and capture its radiance.

VINEYARDS  The grapes for the 2017 Pine Ridge Vineyards Rosé come from the same estate vineyards used to create our acclaimed Bordeaux-style reds. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from our Stags Leap District where the grapes receive optimum ripeness to develop ripe fruit character. The Merlot is from the cool, windy Carneros region.

WINEMAKING 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 December 2017 to capture the freshness and radiance of the young wine.

TASTING NOTES  Beautifully transparent and coral pink in color, the 2017 Rosé is bright and refreshing. Prominent floral aromas complement fruit like strawberry, grapefruit, lychee, white peach, and key lime with undertones of black cherry from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has a creamy entry opening up to ripe strawberry, tangerine, dark cherry and citrus tones. There is good weigh on the palate with a clean 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.

PAIRING Enjoy Pine Ridge Vineyards Rosé with your favorite salads, quiche, charcuterie or soft cheeses with fresh baguettes. We enjoy it with steamed asparagus spears drizzled in a Meyer lemon aigre-doux vinaigrette served alongside poached eggs, prosciutto and hand-torn garlicky croutons.

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