2 Ratings
Buoncristiani Family Winery Chardonnay Napa Valley

Wine Details




Wine Description

Now a staple in the portfolio, 2009 marks the 8th vintage that the Buoncristiani brothers have crafted a crisp, fruit forward and bone-dry Rosé that is delicious for all occasions.

With Syrah (72%) and Malbec (28%) as the unique varietals of choice to craft this pink puppy, this Rosato continues to prove its fantastic versatility; perfect in settings ranging from black ties to flip-flops, compatible with so many hors d’oeuvres and entrées, and capable of enticing a smile at brunch, lunch, and dinner during all 4 seasons.

As always, we remind you to avoid being "pinkwineaphobic" or you'll miss out on this extremely limited crowd pleaser.

Production Notes

The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards in the Oak Knoll and Coombsville areas of Napa Valley, as well as Stagecoach Vineyard above Oakville. The components were fermented in 20% stainless steel and 80% neutral barrels. Primary fermentation was allowed to complete to dryness, while secondary fermentation was suppressed to preserve the crisp acidity and vibrant fruit.

The 2009 Rosato was bottled after only 6 months of barrel aging in order to capture the essence of the Syrah and Malbec fruit profile of ripe raspberry, floral perfume, exotic spices, and black cherry, while ensuring proper timing for spring parties and summer BBQs.

Winemaker Notes

This winery is managed by the four Buoncristiani brothers, who were raised in Napa and in the business.

Buoncristiani brothers

"In our quest for excellence, we focus on obtaining only the best fruit possible for our specific wine programs through careful vineyard block selection and precise viticultural practices. To ensure the highest quality wine at Buoncristiani, we encourage controlled stress in the vineyard to produce low yielding, concentrated, and balanced fruit full of flavor and varietal expression."

"Once our grapes reach full maturity, carefully decided by our palates, we harness this inherent potential from the vineyard to the bottle through meticulous tracking and blending of each promising component. We strive to create optimum complexity while retaining balance, varietal character, and superior quality."