2018 Tempranillo Rosé

2018 Tempranillo Rosé

A light, lovely, pink rosé with aromas of mint, watermelon and grapefruit. Crisp on the palate, light in texture but still offers a long finish. Fun warm weather wine! Serve slightly chilled.  

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SKU: 18tempranillorose
Wine Specs
San Antonio Valley
Vineyard Designation
Pierce Ranch
Harvest Date
August 22, 2018
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
February 1, 2019
Alcohol %
Winemaker Notes
Pierce Ranch Tempranillo clusters were loaded into our presses by hand & then pressed at low pressures. The resulting juice was chilled overnight then racked and fermented at cold temperatures in a small tank. It was then racked, blended with Tre Gatti Grenache and filtered prior to bottling.
Vineyard Notes
Pierce Ranch Tempranillo (95%): Situated at 1000 ft elevation and just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean this vineyard is planted in an alluvial basin near Lake San Antonio in Southern Monterey County. This is a warm climate during the summer but due to its proximity near the lake as well as the ocean it can also experience cool evenings often resulting in diurnal temperature differences of as much as 50 degrees Farenheit. This Tempranillo is grown in the “Panhandle” block. Tre Gatti Grenache (5%): just up the road from Pierce Ranch but situated on a steep hillside, this Grenache is a rather new planting for this rocky, calcareous vineyard.
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