2017 Sonoma Valley Casteñada Rosé

2017 Sonoma Valley Casteñada Rosé

2017 Casteñada Rosé is brimming with bright, sweet strawberries and lemon zest.  The Syrah and Grenache give this wine a delicate backbone of tannin while the aromatics of Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, and Viognier elevate this wine to etherial status.  By using the French saignée method, this Rosé is bright, layered, and mouthwateringly delicious - perfect for when the sun comes out!

 

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Vintage
2017 was a vintage that we will all remember for a long time. It started out with a winter that saw record rainfall. After years of drought, mother nature was active as dams filled up (and overflowed!) all through California. This was a welcome sight as it allowed our soils to become thoroughly saturated and cleaned out salts that had built up in our soils during the dry periods. Temperatures were a bit cooler over the winter and as we went through flowering, we had pretty good "set". The year seemed a bit more "normal" in timing, until we had a couple of heat waves at the end of August into early September. With heat spikes above 100 F, we made decisions to pick some of our Pinot Noir prior to the heat and gave the plants that were out there in the heat some water to let them continue to develop. While compressed into smaller picking windows, the grapes looked great coming into the winery and we had nice ferments. Thanfully, we had all of our grapes picked and wine in barrel by the time the dreadful fires in Sonoma and Napa hit. Our vineyards were threatened (two fires coming right up next to our vineyards) but ultimately were saved with some brave work from our first responders. We are forever grateful for those that put themselves in harms way to help us save our livelihoods and we will surely never forget the pain and devastation caused by these fires.
Technical
Technical
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Total Acidity
6.31 g/L
pH
3.29
Aging
32 days in Stainless Steel Barrels
Fermentation
100% Stainless Steel
Alcohol %
14