2017 Sangiovese Rose Dry Creek Valley
This blush version of Sangiovese is produced in the style of the Northern Italian Rosattos. The wine has aromas of fresh strawberries, and in the mouth there are flavors of ripe fruit with a long and lively finish. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif or match it with a variety of Mediterranean dishes. Row in the vineyards

Vineyard: Grapes from the Merlo Ranch Vineyards Dry Creek Valley
Date Picked: 9/15/17
Brix at Harvest: 24.2
Age of Vines: 18th leaf
Fermentation Mode: Fermented in a stainless steel tank
Yeast: EC1118
Length of Fermentation: 32 days
Fermentation Temperature: 53 degrees F
Aging: 7 months in seasoned French and American oak barrels
Alcohol: 14.2+% pH: 3.2 TA: .71 RS: Dry
Bottling Date: 6/15/2018
Cases Produced: 72
Cellar Lifespan: 2 - 3 years

Winemaker Notes:

*A brilliant blush ruby.

* Characteristic of this variety the nose shows bright cranberry and stone fruit aromas.
*The flavors are direct reflections of the nose, ripe fruit with the spicy character of fresh cranberry.
* This wine drinks well young but will gain complexity with a year in the bottle

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