This Provence style Grenache Noir rosé has aromas of grapefruit and melon with soft floral notes of jasmine and rose. On the palate the wine is very delicate and bright with flavors followed by a crisp acidity and a smooth finish.
95 Points, Double Gold, Best of Class at the 2019 West Coast Wine Competition | 91 Points, Gold at the 2019 Experience Rosé Competition
Grenache, which is a well established varietal throughout Rhone wine region, as well as Spain, has also found a great home in the Lodi Appellation. This Grenache comes from a vineyard that is grown by Ron Silva. It is within the Alta Mesa Sub AVA of the Lodi Appellation. Soil is a somewhat heavy clay soil, prairie environment. Silvaspoons Vineyards obtain vine balance through the use of shoot thinning, leaf removal, and cluster thinning during the growing season to obtain optimal ripening.
Grapes were hand harvested in the morning and half of the fruit was whole cluster pressed to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank. The remaining portion were de-stemmed and crushed to bin for several hours to achieve desired color extraction. The juice was racked and fermented in a stainless steel tank. After a long cool fermentation to preserve aromas, the wine was racked and held cold until it could be finished for an early bottling to maintain freshness and liveliness.