Strawberries, grapefruit, and pink champagne notes invite you into a cold rosé that smells sweet and drinks dry and refreshing.
2018 yielded a great rosé vintage with cold mornings to harvest
ripe fruit. Early flowering in June and small grapes promised easy
ripening for the reserve reds at Conner Lee Vineyard. Harvested at
21 brix with generous natural acids after 90 days of development,
the Cabernets yielded big flavors at even the late days of summer.
As the earliest wines we picked the zippy full flavors from the
hot summer showed through in the new light colored juices
Whole cluster hand-picked fruit was harvested cold at dawn from
our reserve blocks and pressed cold in the morning. Picked at 21
brix with high acids, we remove clusters from our reserve vines
to yield one bottle per vine for our Chapter Cabernet Sauvignon
harvest from these same vines. Slow champagne styled pressing
yields the light color and creamy texture of today’s modern style.
Fermented cold in steel only, this Lanuedoc styled rosé was
slow filtered and bottled young in February for freshness.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon | 21% Cabernet Franc | 15% Malbec | 14% Merlot