2008 Dry Rose Alexander Valley

(not eligible for discounts)
“Light salmon pink, cherry, bright subtle layers”
Dick Rosano, WAMU radio Feb 2010


In the spirit of Praxis where practice makes perfect, Bill gets to play a little as a winemaker. He had not made a rose for over twenty years, but wanted to explore the style again. The Syrah grapes are from the heart of the Alexander Valley; the same vineyard where we source our Merlot.

The grapes for this second vintage of Syrah Rose were slightly riper than our 2007 grapes creating a wine that is fuller and richer. The wine is a beautiful salmon color with a floral, strawberry nose. Flavors of strawberry, watermelon and guava are accented by a little spice and vanilla. The wine is dry and has bright acidity with a medium body.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Syrah
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.50
Brix at harvest
23.2
% Malolactic
0%
TA (g/100ml)
0.72
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.001
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
450 cases

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