(Archive) CINSAUT ROSÉ 2019 Estate Bottled, Owl Hill Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
An Island Holiday in a Bottle
Tasting Notes: Amber peach color with light pink halo.
Fresh fruit aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, lychee, papaya, mango. Also cantaloupe, green tea, pear, woodland strawberry and peach. Tangy, young, classic rosé character.
The Grape: A rare delicious Rhone variety with only 7 acres planted in Sonoma County. It is sometimes found as a component of some red and rosé Rhone wines. Frick Cinsaut Is grown in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. Characteristics of the grape are large olive shaped berries, lush red fruit flavors and soft tannin.
The Vineyard: Frick's Estate Owl Hill Vineyard is the hill to the west of the winery. The soil is rock, gravel and clay from decomposed Dry Creek Conglomerate. At this location the vines have low vigor and produce grapes that have complex fruit flavor.
The Wine: Delicious rendition of the Cinsaut grape. Harvested early for optimum rosé wine balance. Direct press with short skin contact for light blush and old world elegance. Sipping a cold glass is like an Island Holiday.This is a 100% estate grown cinsaut rosé. Harvested to be a more delicate European style rosé. Fresh aromatics. Crisp refreshment with layers of tropical and red fruit flavors. Drink now to 2022
Drink now to 2022. Only 70 cases made.
Serve with: scampi, summer fruit salad, arugula pecorino salad, pea soup, sand dabs, fresh peach pie, pouched salmon, miso soup, egg salad sandwich, pan fried scallops, grilled summer squash, goat cheese fritters, chicken breast browned in butter, fish tacos, sashimi