2016 Riviera Rosé Reserve
Breakdown: 30% Alamo Creek Grenache, 30% Black Oak Grenache, 20% Two Wolves Grenache Saignée, 20% Co-Ferment Saignée of Grenache, Counoise and Cinsaut from Black Oak, Camp 4 and Demetria vineyards.
Vintage Conditions: It was a consistently warm (not hot) dry summer and we had veraison quite early. The grapes ripened earlier than usual which is great for grapes destined for rosé. We want fruit just approaching ripeness with higher acid and a lower brix.
Maturation: 60% barrel fermented and 100% barrel aged for 8 months
Wine Analysis: Alcohol 13.2%, pH 3.11, and TA 7.4 g/L
Production: 150 cases