Our 2004 Roseum is a seasonal wine inspired by the refreshing, dry rosés of southern France. With its sun-soaked slopes and coastal ambiance, Paso Robles boasts an ideal terroir for echoing the flavor and spirit of these popular Mediterranean wines. (“Ros-é-um” - Lat. rose colored; of the rose). The inspiration for the name comes from the Rhône valley’s history that is still evident in its Roman ruins and in the endurance of its centuries-old wine trade.
The grapes were hand harvested at our Pleasant Valley and Huerhuero vineyards. The wine was made in the classic saignée style, with free-run juice bled from the tank after abbreviated skin contact, then cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve aromatic complexity and freshness. A percentage of Viognier was included in the final blend to uplift the bouquet and to fill out the fruit profile.
Enjoy now through 2007.
- Color: Dark corral
- Aroma: Wonderful nose of quince and pomegranate with floral aromas of jasmine and a hint of white pepper
- Taste: Ripe and rich with full body and honeyed texture; quince and alpine strawberries together with pomegranate and clove spice; crisp and refreshing with a long, clean finish