Gabrielle Collection

Rosé D’Été 2018

A vintage of charm and buckets of wild strawberries

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Rosé d’Été means Rosé of the summer – a refreshing wine that embodies the moments and memories of warm summer days. Enjoy buckets of fresh strawberry flavors. 2018 had a bountiful number of warm days to create expressive fruitiness, but an extended October cooler ripening period preserved the crispness.

The Wine

This was another year that created beautifully structured wines.

Tasting Notes

Our Rosé shows the complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon with the lightheartedness of a Rosé. A touch of Merlot adds to the fun. A firm structure with bright strawberry aromatics and flavors!

Vineyards

The Rosé is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from the O'Connell Family Estate Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, which benefits from the cool down effect of late morning fog from the San Francisco Bay. The boutique Koller vineyard in Yountville added another dimension providing additional Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Food Pairing

A refreshing aperitif to sip alone. Pair with goat cheese, white hard cheese such as gruyere with sliced apples or grilled peaches; shellfish, fish simply prepared, and grilled chicken.

Oak Program

Stainless steel. 12 hours skin contact.

Case Production

175

Cellaring

Drinkable NOW. Lovely to drink for 2 years because it is cabernet!