2018 Banshee Rosé, Mendocino County
Grenache, including some ancient Grenache Gris, dominates the blend providing complex, red fruit flavors and juicy body. This is reined in by Barbera’s tension with a spine of acidity while Syrah contributes a sense of ballast. Beautiful pale coral hue with aromas of sea foam, salinity and fresh cut watermelon unfold onto the palate with notes of juicy pink grapefruit, macadamia nut and strawberry creamsicle. Racy acidity and elegance are balanced perfectly in this cool, dry, crisp Rosé.
47% Grenache, 27% Barbera, & 26% Syrah
Rosato / Rose
Aged in neutral oak barrels
Whole cluster pressed with minimal skin contact. The components were fermented separately at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. A small portion of the Pinot Noir lots fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels.
100% McDowell Valley Vineyards near Hopland in Mendocino County