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2018 Royal Cuvée Rosé

Club Exclusive

2018 Royal Cuvée Rosé

Our Royal Cuvée Rosé represents the continuation of the legacy of our original Royal Cuvée – the first vintage of which was served at the White House in 1987 to the King and Queen of Spain. We continue to pay homage to these regal roots with this exceptionally elegant wine that showcases the nuance and quality of our Carneros estate vineyard. Aged nearly 3 years on the yeast, this is a wine fit for royalty.

Club Exclusive

2018 Royal Cuvée Rosé

Our Royal Cuvée Rosé represents the continuation of the legacy of our original Royal Cuvée – the first vintage of which was served at the White House in 1987 to the King and Queen of Spain. We continue to pay homage to these regal roots with this exceptionally elegant wine that showcases the nuance and quality of our Carneros estate vineyard. Aged nearly 3 years on the yeast, this is a wine fit for royalty.

Tasting Notes

Earthy aromas and toasty brioche greet the nose. Aromas of baking spice and flavors reminiscent of warm apple pie meld together to please all aspects of the palate.

Red apple and D’Anjou pear flavors give way to citrus notes of mandarin orange and Meyer lemon. Fruit flavors linger in the finish.

2018 Royal Cuvée Rosé

Food Pairings

The nuttiness of a farro salad with crisp apples, pomegranate seeds, and squash brings all the flavors of the Royal Cuvée together in harmony. Try spice roasted grapes and a creamy Saint Andre on your cheese platter. Caramelized scallops will play with the richness expression of the wine.

Additional Information

  • Composition60% Pinot Noir & 40% Chardonnay
  • Aging2.8 years
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA7.8 g/L
  • pH3.16
  • Dosage11.5 g/L
  • Production800

During the growing season of 2018 there was an increased amount of rainfall during the spring followed by occasional heat spikes during the early summer. Harvest began about two weeks later than in previous years. The yields were extremely high and the fruit quality was excellent.