(2014 Vintage) The excellent vintage of 2013 was followed by yet another in 2014. This dry rosé made from our estate syrah is one of Napa Valley’s earliest indicators of a near-perfect growing season. With a lovely salmon-pink hue in the glass, the 2014 rosé displays a classically Provencal color. It appears delicate, though it packs an aromatic punch and shows nice complexity. The fruit-forward nose suggests fresh strawberries, wild berries, and a touch of the earthiness inherent to syrah rosé. As it opens up, stone fruit aromas emerge, framed by an edgy minerality and charming floral notes of cut flowers. It’s fruit-forward on the palate, a juicy combination of white cherries, fresh strawberries, and hints of peach. Balanced by a subtle minerality and a layer of firm acidity, this is a substantial, earthy, complex rosé meant for some serious warm weather grilling.