2021 Decoy California Rosé
Our Decoy Rosé was inspired by the great Rosés of Provence. Unlike many Rosés, which are made as a by product of bleeding off juice from red wine fermentations, the grapes for this wine were specifically harvested at lower Brix to make a dry Rosé. To further preserve the wine’s beautiful aromatics, pure fruit flavors and crisp refreshing mouthfeel, it was fermented entirely in stainless steel.
Varietal Composition: 65% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 11% Carignan, 10% Vermentino
This aromatic rosé draws you in with tantalizing layers of white peach, honeydew melon and tropical lychee. On the palate, it shimmers with cool-climate verve and energy, offering mouth-filling flavors of grapefruit, Meyer lemon and orange blossom that culminate in a bright, beautifully focused finish.
The growing season began with minimal winter rains and a mild spring. With drought conditions throughout California, we carefully tailored our vineyard practices to ensure balanced crop loads. With slightly elevated temperatures, budbreak at our North Coast vineyards was approximately two weeks ahead of the cooler Central Coast. As a result, our North Coast harvest concluded on October 15th, with our harvest on the Central Coast wrapping up on November 6th. In both regions, the berries and clusters were smaller than average, producing lower yields but deeply concentrated flavors, aromas and textures. Overall, the resulting wines are of exceptional quality, with lovely balance, excellent natural acidity and bright, juicy flavors.
0.59 g/100 ml
100% stainless steel fermented and aged.