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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2015 S.I.N. ~Summer In Napa~ Rose

Vintage

  • 2015

Varietal

  • 100% Pinot Noir

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • August 15

Alcohol

  • 13.0% by volume

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The Vintage

As farmers, Mother Nature keeps us on our toes and the 2015 growing season was no exception. The vines awoke early because of warm spring weather. By the time the vines began to flower, we had some unusually cool weather which reduced the number of grapes per cluster. We could already see we were in for a lighter crop–fewer grapes on each cluster and the grapes would be smaller because of dry soils due to the ongoing drought. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer, keeping the vines running about three weeks early. The yields were lower than most years but the flavors were fantastic. It was our earliest harvest ever. As the wines develop in the cellar, the quality has been outstanding.

The Wine

One of our favorite blocks of Pinot Noir was selected for its lively fruit flavors. The grapes are pressed and kept with the juice for twelve hours, resulting in a vibrant pink hue. Fermented in stainless steel, this wonderful dry rosé never saw barrels and went straight to bottle in early March. Embrace the pink and your nose will be delighted with aromas of strawberries and ripe watermelon. A scrumptious texture is highlighted with flavors of cherry, rhubarb pie with a hint of lemon peel. It has a flirty finish with a grip of orange zest and delicate accents of clove and fig.

Food Affinities

S.I.N. is a very versatile dinner guest. The wine is light enough to pair well with snacks by the pool yet has the backbone to dance with grilled pork sausages or dishes with a little spice and, of course, garlic. For the perfect meal, garnish with good friends, summer weather and laughter. Live on the edge and be S.I.N.ful!



Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards