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2015 CCW Life is Rosé

2015 CCW Life is Rosé
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Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Bottling Date
March 8, 2016
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bursting with aromas of dried strawberries, red fruit and herbs the nose on this rose is very pleasing. The flavors are big and bold, starting off with a sweet component that gives way to a nice crisp finish. This is wine to be enjoyed over the summer on hot days, pair it with cheese plates and seafood.
Winemaker Notes
Each vintage I feel like I have been able to make this rose a little better. I have started harvesting it earlier and giving it a shorter cold soak in order to make a lighter brighter wine. The 2015 vintage was challenging because of all the heat and I was concerned the acid to fruit profile might have a hard time developing in the Barbera but it turned out to work wonderfully. The grapes were hand harvested and cold soaked for around 8 hours before being whole cluster pressed. After a cold settling I racked the wine and started its fermentation. The fermentation took about 30 days at a temperture of 56 degrees, this cool ferment helps maintain the bright fruit aromas. After fermentation the wine was racked, filtered and bottled.