This rosé was made from whole cluster pressed Zinfandel which was grown in sandy, decomposed granite soils formed by an alluvial fan in Contra Costa County. The soils are so sandy that when passing through the vineyard, it feels as though you’re walking on a beach. These own-rooted vines remain undisturbed by phylloxera given their purely sandy soils. With small yields, the majority of these ancient vines continue to produce despite being originally planted in the 1880’s. The vineyard has been owned and farmed by the Del Barba Family for almost a century.
Tasting notes: Red fruits, spice and peppery Zinfandel on the nose. On the palate, this dry rosé showcases strawberry and raspberry, has great structure and lively acidity.