2021 Sean Minor Invited Series Grenache Rossi Ranch, Sonoma Valley
Creation of passion and delight, our Rossi Ranch Grenache is from some of the most prestigious Grenache grapes in Sonoma Valley. High intensity favors of wild black cherries and strawberries are framed with notes of leather and sandlewood.
Dark ruby in color with aromas of dark cherry, wild strawberry, white pepper, sandalwood and lavender. On the palate, the amazing texture is prominent wild black cherry, strawberry, new leather with a nice integration of oak and balanced tannins. It’s full-bodied, providing a powerful and complex flavor profile with velvety texture, balanced freshness and a sweet oak extra-long finish.
Rossi Ranch, planted in 1910 by the Rossi Family, is one of the most picturesque vineyards in Sonoma Valley. Farmed organically, there are a variety of hills, undulations, and exposures, all surrounded by a mix of oak and pine forest. It is a very warm site in the summer and fall and the vineyard is typically pruned late to avoid early spring frost. As a result, the Grenache is often one of the latest picks. The fruit from this ranch reflects the area surrounding the vineyard–briary, peppery, spicy intertwined with the smell of the native plants in the vineyard.
Food Pairing Notes
Moroccan Chicken Tagine, Cave Aged Gruyere Toasts, Grilled Vegetables with Lemon Herb Dressing