Russian River Valley
September 5th, 2018
2018 Kenzie Rosé
Orange blossom and herbs on the nose give way to a palate of fresh-picked strawberries and orange rind. The wine has a lovely light body with a fresh and mouthwatering finish.
Samantha’s Vineyard sits on the northeast side of Russian River Valley bordering the Chalk Hill AVA. The steep terraced-style vineyard is planted to the Alban clone on Spreckels loam with only 60 inches of soil on top of bedrock.
We intentionally picked the grapes early to retain the acidity of the grapes. The fruit was picked in the morning, pressed and left on the skins for only two hours to take on a lovely pale rose color. The juice was fermented in neutral oak barrels and stainless steel, then aged for 6 months and filtered before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Cedar-planked salmon and grilled veggies, margherita pizza, heirloom tomatoes with burrata, and arugula salad with fresh fruit.