Our 2006 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-e-um” - Lat. rose colored, of the rose). The inspiration of 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 Grenache and Syrah grapes were harvested separately early in the morning at our Huerhuero vineyard. At the winery, they were crushed and transferred directly into the press, where they soaked on their skins for over 8 hours, in order to extract color and flavor. After this soak, they were pressed off their skins and the Grenache and Syrah were combined in a stainless steel tank, where the juice was cold fermented for 4 weeks to retain aromatic complexity and freshness.
Enjoy now through 2009.
- Color: Dark coral
- Aroma: Wonderful nose of wild strawberries, watermelon, and kiwi fruit; floral notes of lilies and rose petals are alsopresent and add complexity
- Taste: Ruby Red grapefruit mingles with ripe summer berries, along with sweet melon flavors; vibrant acidity results in a refreshing wine with a long, clean finish
- 88 Points - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, November 2007
“Dark pink. Fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas are brightened by citrus zest and wet stones. Fleshy, seemingly off-dry red berry flavors are supple and deep, finishing with good persistence. A weighty, fruity style of pink wine that I would pair with spicy Asian dishes.”
- Exceptional - Dan Berger’s Vinatge Experiences, May 3, 2007
“A rosé that competes with the best I have had in the last few years!”