2013 Rosé of Syrah
Nelson Family Vineyard
In the glass: Salmon in color with a bouquet of strawberry & cherry blossom
On the palate: White and red rose blossom, white cherry, tart red plum
The finish: Rich of baking spices with a good balance of acidity
Nelson Family Vineyard is located in the Upper Zayante area of the Santa Cruz Mountains on a southwest facing slope. The Vineyard is owned and farmed by the Nelson Family. Planted in 1993, the 20-acre vineyard sits at an elevation of 1700 feet. Monterey Bay influences combine with sandy loam and siltstone to produce wines with minerality and striking acidity. Plantings: 5 acres Syrah.
Harvested on October 21st, 2013 at 23.5 Brix. Aged in mature oak barrels for extended periods of time to develop character and bottled on May 8th 2014. 2,052 bottles were produced.