This Rose not only looks gorgeous, one sip will leave you looking for another glass... and another...
Rosé of Syrah - Hotspur
Do you like old-school California Rose with ice cubes and a splash of Sprite? If yes, then this will likely not be the wine for you. Do you like the roses of Bandol? If so keep reading.
This rose is made from 100% Syrah grown at the Christensen Family Vineyard (Of no relation - seriously serendipitous) in the Russian River Valley. Harvested from a single vineyard source, direct pressed, fermented dry and aged sur-lie in neutral French barrels for three months this wine was built to please the most serious rose hound. With acidity that's crispier than a bag of chips coupled with slowly revealing aromatics and flavors of raspberry compote and cranberry with notes of mineral salts, this wine seamlessly moves across your palate and leaves you looking for another taste.
- NERD NOTE: The wine was named "Hotspur" after Sir Henry Hotspur Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland. The Earl was nicknamed "Hotspur" for his action-oriented demeanor and penchant for somewhat rash behaviors. (He led a rebellion against King Henry IV that ended with his death at the battle of Shrewsbury in 1403.)
- Variety- 100% Syrah
- Alcohol- 12.9%
- RS- Dry
- Fruit Harvested from the Christensen Family Vineyard in the Russian River Valley