Wineries

2016 Angels & Cowboys Rosé

ACCOLADES

90 pts! 

The Tasting Panel Magazine 11/17

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

We harvested the grapes at 21° brix and a pH below 3.30, this retains the naturalacidity, creating a wine style both racy and ethereal. The grapes were hand-harvested and whole cluster pressed to minimize color extraction and create a wine of unrelenting delicacy. Once the juice is pressed from the grapes, it undergoes a slow, cool fermentation. Upon completion of fermentation, the Rosé is aged on its yeast lees for a little over two months, creating a bit more depth and mouthfeel.

Angels & Cowboys Rosé is classic Oeil de Perdrix. The color is that
of a champagne diamond. Delicate aromas with hints of pomegranate,
golden delicious apples, and wildflowers. On the palate, the wine is
lively and racy with flavors of citrus blossoms and minerals. The A&C
Rosé displays vibrant acidity, freshness in the mid-palate, and great
delicacy in the finish. 

Blend of Grenache, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
AVA: Sonoma County (Carneros, Alexander Valley & Dry Creek Valley)
TA: 0.60% pH: 3.31 Alc: 12.8%

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

This dry Rosé is one of those rare wines that work well with vegetable dishes and spicy ethnic foods. Enjoy it with roast chicken, salmon, seared tuna, summer salads and any sushi from vegetables to strong fish, crab cakes, shrimp cocktails and ceviche.