2021 Rosé, Miljenko’s Selection
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Experience a sun-kissed summer day by uncorking the 2021 Rosé, Miljenko’s Selection—a light, refreshing wine with crisp acidity that will wake up your senses and make you feel like you’re in the heart of Napa Valley. A wonderful nose of sun-drenched fresh fruit offers hints of forest strawberry and young white peach, complemented by a hint of mint and green tea. Complex aromas and flavors of succulent peach, strawberry, and honeydew linger on the palate. Grapefruit acidity and beautiful minerality accentuate the wine’s complexity and mouthfeel, adding zest and vigor that carries through a long finish.
The growing season was free from severe weather issues, and, despite the drought, our yield increased 5-percent from 2020. We had no significant rainfall past February, but mild spring and summer conditions provided an ideal environment for grapes to flower, bloom, and set in early spring. Notably cooler temperatures in August and September allowed us to pick each block at its ideal point of ripeness, leading to outstanding quality and great concentration in the fruit. Harvest drew to a close at the end of October, with the last grapes arriving just before an atmospheric river brought much-needed rain to Northern California.
The assortment of grapes used to produce this Rosé blend are sourced from all five of our estate vineyards. Each one is certified organic and farmed naturally using the principles of regenerative farming.
To craft this Napa Valley Rosé, we relied on the traditional saignée method, allowing free-run juice to drain out of the tank after one to five hours of skin contact. The juice was kept cool during its five to six weeks of fermentation to capture the maximum expression of fresh aromas and flavors. Similar to Provence, Napa has a Mediterranean climate, so we had southern France’s chilled Rosés in mind when creating this refreshing wine that shines whether you’re pairing it with food or drinking it alone.