Our 2012 JUSTIN Rosé is one of the most exciting summer wines that we have ever made. Made in a classic Provençal style, it shows the same beautiful color and sunny complexity of wines made in this style all around the Mediterranean. The important difference though, is that is it made from our keystone grape, cabernet sauvignon! Light, refreshing and dry, this wine will pair fantastically with just about anything you will want to eat this summer and is a wine that you will want to acquire by-the-case so you can always have one chilled and on hand for casual sipping or dining!
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Appearance: Clear bright with a beautiful pale salmon-onion skin color Aroma: Complex fruit with ripe strawberry, white cherry, yellow and ripe apple, white peach and subtle notes of white pepper and herbs. Palate: Dry, with bright strawberry, cherry, lemon citrus and red berry fruit. Berries, yellow apple and citrus dominate a crisp clean finish making this a compelling reason to have some on hand as one of the best summer food pairing wines you are going to find.
2012 began with a cool spring that delayed bud break until mid-April, three weeks later than normal, minimizing the chance of late frost damage. Things warmed in May and June causing some vigorous canopy growth and a very hot July rushed veraison a bit. Early August cooled and put the vintage back on track but then warmed, leading to a very hot September with some great, cool Paso evenings and nights that help balance ripeness, maturity, and acid levels in our fruit. The first light rainfall occurred on October 10th, but did not affect the harvest since it warmed up again through mid-November yielding some great fruit. Our harvest ended in mid-November, a few weeks later than normal and just before the winter cold and rain set in.