2018 Scarlet Hexflame Rose
Stainkess fermentated and aged with no malolactic fermentation allowed.
The fresh flavors of cold pink grapefruit and strawberries are pure and delicious. The purpose driven winemaking created a wine creamier than most in this dry style.
Vintage 2017 was long in the Columbia Valley. Success of our Washington state vintage was due to our desert’s cool nights during ripening in August. A long history with this old vineyard afforded us a predictable harvest of flavorful early fruit. Harvested in August and early September, mainly Cabernet Franc and Malbec, the fruit was full of flavor early with balanced acidity. We protected the fruit from sun burn with a full canopy of leaves. Overall intensity and depth of flavor are the hallmarks of this outstanding vintage.
"Our rosé was made intentionally from our finest blocks of fruit. Harvested early for low alcohol and higher acids, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc dominate the flavors. Whole clusters are pressed slowly and gently for a creamy texture and low color. Then we ferment cold at 55°F as pure fresh juices in stainless steel. This made a bright light-colored Languedoc-styled dry rosé. We bottled young for freshness. The strawberries and grapefruit flavors are pure and delicious. Pink champagne notes invite you into a cold rosé that smells sweet and drinks dry and refreshing." Caleb Foster, Winemaker
50% Cabernet Sauvignon | 21% Cabernet Franc | 15% Malbec | 14% Merlot