ROSÉ

Saracina

APPELLATION

Mendocino County

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Grenache

WINEMAKERS

Alex MacGregor

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.16
Alcohol
12.9%

2021

90POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
NOVEMBER 2022
BACKGROUND

Located along the Upper Russian River in rugged northern California, Saracina Vineyards is a 400-acre working ranch and California Certified Sustainable winery. Along with breathtaking vistas and rolling hills, the property is also home to a grove of 140-year-old olive trees, vegetable gardens, beehives, and a few friendly alpacas and goats.
Family is at the heart of the estate and has been since it was founded in 2001. Today, the Taub family are at the helm, proudly stewarding the land and forging an even stronger foundation of superb quality—wines that give Mendocino its due as an exceptional winegrowing region.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The grapes for this Rosé are sourced from Teak Vineyard, the fruit grown on a well-drained, older block just adjacent to the Russian River.
The year was marked by the end of the drought, with adequate rainfall, particularly in the early part of the growing season. Grapes were picked at a modest 22 Brix on October 7, 2023.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand-picked at dawn, and a blend of whole clusters and destemmed, lightly crushed fruit was loaded into a 1981 Bucher Vaslin press for a two-hour soak prior to pressing. The juice was tank fermented cold and remained on lees for two months prior to bottling, which was done on March 1, 2024.

TASTING NOTES

This 2023 Rosé is the best and brightest yet, with citrus rind and alpine strawberry aromatics, an incredibly refreshing entry, great mid palate and pleasing length.
Pairs well with Mediterranean style grilled fish, summer veggies–in particular a tomato and watermelon salad. Or enjoy a glass on its own!

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