Martha Stoumen Wines 2017 'Teal Drops' Rose, Suisun Valley
Item Number: 12667
Sub Region: North Coast
Appellation/AVA: Suisun Valley
Vineyard Designation: King Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Zinfandel
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.4
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 149
Vineyard Notes: King Vineyard is organically managed with compost teas, no pesticides, and no herbicides. The vineyard is dry farmed.
Tasting Notes: Barrel aging on lees for 1 year gives this wine a textural experience not often found in rosé. Slightly coppery-pink in color, this is a complex wine that will up your rosé game: crisp and bright up front with subtle cherry fruit and a touch of salinity, silky on the midpalate, and a bit of grip on the finish.
Martha Stoumen Notes: "The first time I drank an aged rosé was López de Heredia’s rosado, and I was floored. In the words of Eric Asimov, the López de Heredia rosado 'demands thought, unlike 99 percent of rosés, which are for quenching thirst.' Now the Teal Drops isn’t aged the 10 years that López is, but this rosado got me thinking about the wonderful world of aged, textured, savory rosés; those as serious as any thoughtfully produced red or white wine. Suisun Valley, just east of Napa, runs north-south with its mouth gaping open to the San Pablo Bay, so winds constantly work their way up the valley. On the cool side for Zinfandel, King Vineyard Zin maintains the acidity that becomes the backbone of Teal Drops. The fermentation and aging process contribute much of the body and flavor, and that nice, long finish."
SO2: 2 mg/L free and 20 mg/L total