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2013 CCW Life is Rosé

2013 CCW Life is Rosé
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Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
7.1 g/l
Bottling Date
Jan 2014
Residual Sugar
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bursting with bright strawberry fruit and watermelon this rose definitely packs a punch. Some mild citrus and rhubarb notes balance the brighter fruit aromas. The flavors start off a big and the wine has a full bodied quality that gives it a nice richness. Some residual sugar helps counter balance the acidity and dried strawberry flavors come out at the beginning while finishing with a crispness. This wine is a great aperitif and pairs nicely with tangy summer salad.
Vineyard Notes
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3164 Precipitation: 4.6’
Winemaker Notes
The Barbera for our Rose was harvested on October 8th about 2 weeks earlier than the Barbera we harvested for our red wine. Historically Barbera is a varietal that has high acidity and low tannin making it a great candidate for Rose style wines. The grapes were hand harvested and delivered to the winery in the morning where we destemmed them and put them into a 36 hour cold soak to extract a beautiful dried rose petal color. After the cold soak the grapes were pressed off into a stainless-steel tank and fermented at a cool 52 degrees. The long cool ferment helped maintain lots of great aromatics and preserve a freshness in the wine.