Skinner Vineyards 2017 Rose, El Dorado
Item Number: 11445
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: El Dorado
Grape(s): 47% Grenache / 23% Mourvedre / 16% Counoise / 14% Cinsault
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.9
Aging: 5 Months in 100% Neutral French oak
Vineyard Sources: 18% Estate Stoney Creek, 28% Marchini, 20% Swansborough, 15% Baiocchi, 9% Camino Ridge, 7% Elenridge, 3% Starfield
Winemaking Notes: All of the fruit utilized for the 2017 Skinner Rosé was grown, picked, and pressed for the sole purpose of rosé rather than bleeding off juice in a saignée method. The fruit was pressed after 2 to 6 hours on its skins depending on the varietal, resulting in a light salmon skin hue.
Tasting Notes: The 2017 Skinner Rosé is fresh and bright with classic aromatics of strawberries, white flowers, and watermelon rind, coupled with subtle notes of citrus zest. The wine has laser focus on the palate with ample acidity to work with a variety of dishes.