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About the wine

Sparkling wine aficionados around the world admire well-crafted rosé for its beautiful color, unique fruit character and great versatility in pairing with food. The aromas and flavors of this 2013 Brut Rosé are strongly influenced by a preponderance of Pinot Noir in the blend, while a small amount of Chardonnay contributes structure and an extended finish.

Only the first pressing of these selected Carneros grapes is used to make this delicious Rosé. Some of the Pinot Noir grapes are left in skin contact for 36 hours to give this Rosé its pale salmon color, while also attributing some of the delicate aromas and flavors of Pinot Noir itself. This delicate pale salmon Rosé greets you with vibrant aromas of ripe strawberries, grapefruit citrus, cranberry and Meyer lemon with just a hint of yeast on the nose. On the palate, enjoy a slightly creamy texture with tangy raspberries, cherries and bright acidity.

This vintage exhibits predominant red fruit character giving it a full texture and lush mouthfeel which leads to a crisp and refreshing finish.

The 2013 growing season began with an early spring that was warm and dry.  This beautiful weather continued on through bloom and fruit set was excellent.  Coming off vintage 2012, which delivered exceptionally high yields; we did not expect to see another heavy year.  Fortunately, with the beautiful weather the vines set a very high number of heavy grape clusters. We set new records for our vineyard crew for tons picked in a day, and for our winery for tons pressed in a day.  Without any heat spikes or significant rain, all of the fruit was picked at optimal maturity and it came to the winery in excellent condition to produce outstanding wines.

Download the Tasting Notes for the 2013 vintage

What the critics say…

“Lovely aromas of floral strawberry and brioche lead to rich yet crisp flavors of peach and watermelon, with almond and ginger notes.”– 93 pts, 2012 Brut Rosé vintage: Tim Fish, WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER (2016)



Wine Spectator Insider (2016)

2012 Brut Rosé

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Wine Enthusiast (2013)

2012 Brut Rosé

Best of Show, Double Gold (2016)

2012 Brut Rosé

Best of Class, Gold (2016)

2012 Brut Rosé

Gold (2016)

2012 Brut Rosé

Food Pairing

Brut Rosé Food Pairing

Delicious as an apéritif or with a wide range of cuisine, the Brut Rose is an exceptionally versatile wine and will pair with most dishes. Try with fresh oysters on the half shell, grilled prawns, salmon, lobster, mussels, olives or herbed nuts. Wonderful with mustard roasted pork loin or spiced chicken recipe. The Brut Rosé is a superb cheese wine, try with a variety of goat cheeses; also complements the hard-to-pair artichoke.

More  food pairings & recipes on our blog, The Glorious Life.