Gabrielle Collection

Rosé D’Été 2016

Balance is essential

Rosé d’Été means Rosé of the summer – a refreshing wine that embodies the moments and memories of warm summer days. Enjoy light-hearted red berry fruitiness. The Saignée method of Rosé production involves bleeding off fresh juice from the OCFV O’Connell Family Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon. It has skin contact for only a few days.

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% Estate Grown O’Connell Family Vineyards

The Wine

This was another year that created beautifully structured wines.

Tasting Notes

This wine has the estate distinction: Complex minerality with underlying cassis, thyme and lavender. Amazing red fruit aromatics!

Vineyards

The O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard is in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, that benefits from the cool down effect of late morning fog from the San Francisco Bay. The result is crisp acidity. The warm daytime temperatures slowly ripen the fruit for layers of red fruit deliciousness.

Food Pairing

A refreshing aperitif to sip alone. Pair with Goat cheese, white hard cheeses such as Manchego with sliced apples; grilled red snapper, grilled chicken salad.

Oak Program

No oak, only stainless steel.

Case Production

80

Cellaring

Drinkable NOW. Lovely to drink for 2-3 years because it is Cabernet!

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