2019 Spring Mountain Rosé
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Rose of Red Wine
Spring Mountain District
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2019 Spring Mountain Rosé

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2019 Rosé of Petite Sirah

Bales Creek Estate

Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley     


Property: Bales Creek Estate
Appellation:  Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
Clonal Selection:  100% heritage clone petite sirah
Site: Steep, rocky slopes at 1800 feet eleveation
Yield: 3.5 tons/acre

Growing Season

February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer.  Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set.  Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes.  The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.  Volume was up 20-30% over average crop quantity.
Harvest Date: September  14th
Harvest Brix:   20.2° brix


Hand-harvested, picked at night
Whole  -cluster  pressed  while  still  cold  from  the  field
Fermented in stainless at 55° to retain delicate esters
Aged sur lees for 8 months in French oak
Un-fined and sterile filtered
Alcohol 12.1%