2017

Syrah Rosé

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Syrah Rosé
Vineyards

The Dyer Vineyard is situated on a sunny, northwest hillside of Carneros in the Southern part of Napa Valley, where the climate is relatively cool and the fruit ripens slowly and evenly. The sloped, well draining soils are composed of clay loam, and the vines recieve minimal irrigation. These are ideal conditions for the Napa Cellars 2016 100% Syrah Rosé.

Harvest

The Napa Cellars 2017 Syrah Rosé showcases intense, ripe aromas of strawberry, orange peel and peach. The nose is complemented by delicioius flavors of bright Rainier cherry and lime with nice, balanced acidity on the entry followed by a softer, rich midpalate. This well structured wine has bright, well-structured acidity and refreshing, non-biting crispness. For a delicious meal, pair the Napa Cellars 2017 Syrah Rosé with prosciutto and melon, or toast topped with tapenade, mashed garlic, and salt.

Winemaking

The grapes for the 2017 Syrah Rosé are handpicked and crushed immediately. The must is put through a 24 hour cold soak, followed by fermentation on the skins and
then is finally pressed. The maceration period helps to steer clear of excessive seed tannin extraction, and the saignée bleed method increases the intensity of this wine. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel.

Syrah Rosé