2016 Love Rosé | Blend
VARIETALS: 70% Valdiguié, 20% Zinfandel, 10% Sauzao
VINEYARDS: 10,000 Buddhas (Valdiguié), Arrowhead Mountain
(Zinfandel), Fox Hill (Sauzao).
LOCATION: “North Coast” – Mendocino + Sonoma County
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 933 cases
The fruit was destemmed and then pressed into stainless steel. All 3 varietals fermented together just over 30 days. The wine was bottled at the beginning of the year. It has high aromatics with juicy watermelon notes for easy drinking. Color comes from the Sauzao, spice from the Zinfandel and acidity from the Valdiguié.
Both the 10,000 Buddhas and Fox Hill vines grow on sandy loam. Fox Hill delivers rustic fruit and is about 20 years old. The vines from 10,000 Buddhas are 90% organic and 60 years old. Arrowhead Vineyard is non-certified organic, 20 years old and on volcanic rock.
All of our wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
There must be a person 21 or older present at the time of delivery.