San Lucas Vineyard Rosé of Cinsault 2016
THE VINEYARD: The site sits about 10 miles south of the Arroyo Seco in the foothills outside of King City, and is known for blustery afternoon winds similar to the mistrals, or winds, that blow in the south of France. We call upon this site for Cinsault to make a rosé for our Eugenia brand; less than one acre at the site is planted to these grapes.
LABEL STORY: Erin’s maternal grandmother, Eugenia, would serve cowboys an early campfire breakfast and transition to church tea in the afternoon. Her remarkable contributions to family and community inspire The Country Wife, a wine both humble and sophisticated.
TASTING NOTE: The aromas are fresh and clean with hints of blood orange and tangerine plus an underlying minerality typical of the rosés from Provence. The acidity is persistent and a beautiful compliment to an array of foods; but being wonderfully low in alcohol, it is delicious on its own.
Cases Produced: 232
Alc. BY Vol: 11.0