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2016 Carneros Cuvée Rosé

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2016 Carneros Cuvée Rosé

The Carneros Cuvée is our Tête de Cuvée. It represents the best fruit from our 335 acres of estate vineyards as well as our winemaking expertise in the art of blending. This special sparkling Cuvée is only produced in select vintage years. With over nine years en tirage and a minimum of six months on the cork, this decade-old wine is remarkably fresh, rich, and complex. It represents the ultimate statement of our iconic sparkling house style.

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Club Exclusive

2016 Carneros Cuvée Rosé

The Carneros Cuvée is our Tête de Cuvée. It represents the best fruit from our 335 acres of estate vineyards as well as our winemaking expertise in the art of blending. This special sparkling Cuvée is only produced in select vintage years. With over nine years en tirage and a minimum of six months on the cork, this decade-old wine is remarkably fresh, rich, and complex. It represents the ultimate statement of our iconic sparkling house style.

Tasting Notes

The bouquet is bright and intense with notes of grapefruit and pomegranate.

Flavors of tangerine and Meyer lemon melt in your mouth like cotton candy. The creamy texture lends to a smooth finish that lingers, with hints of peach.

2016 Carneros Cuvée Rosé

Food Pairings

Tart red fruit flavors and a lovely creaminess pair perfectly with a miso glazed black cod, tenderloin, horseradish sauce and tomato confit. For your cheese course try a bold blue cheese or a creamy Mt. Tam. Finish up with a zabaglione, a light whipped custard made with sparkling wine, topped with fresh berries.

Additional Information

  • Composition55% Pinot Noir & 45% Chardonnay
  • Aging8 years
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA0.73 g/100 mlL
  • pH3.13
  • Dosage12.2 g/L

The growing season of 2016 got off to an early start with mild weather through the summer allowing the grapes to ripen at a moderate rate developing deep and intense character. As a result of the early spring, harvest came in early also, beginning a full 2 1⁄2 weeks earlier than average. Mild weather through the harvest brought the fruit in at a slow pace allowing us to pick each block at its optimal ripeness. The yields were average & the fruit quality was excellent.