A bright and inviting Rosé with a vibrant pink hue and aromas of ripe strawberry, cranberry, kiwi, juicy watermelon and rose hip. The medium bodied, refreshing palate is filled with tangy red raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate, and citrus peel with notes of sweet melon. The wine has a delicate and satisfying acid structure and a lingering finish.
The 2023 growing season was entirely about patience. A long, wet winter and spring filled our lakes and nourished the soils. With the cooler start to the season, budbreak was several weeks behind average. Once warm, mild weather conditions took over in the late spring and early summer, abundant shoot growth in May and June proceeded. Canopy management was vital to veraison, which occurred in mid to late July. Throughout harvest, mild warm temperatures created perfect conditions for managed picking decisions. The longer hang time allowed the fruit to catch optimum ripening, creating a superb vintage with bright, fresh wines that show varietal flavors and textures.
After achieving the desired flavors on the vine, the fruit was harvested in the cool morning hours to preserve the delicate flavor profile. Upon receival in the cellar, the fruit was left on skins for a few hours to achieve the lovely pale pink color and elegant fruit flavors. All fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to maintain and enhance the natural flavors. The final blend was completed soon thereafter to capture the youthful aromas and flavors that we see in this Rosé.
Located in the northeastern hills of Napa Valley, our Dollarhide Estate Ranch is a valley within a valley and has 1,530-plus acres, 500 planted to the vineyard. The oldest vines at Dollarhide Estate, now more than 30 years old, produce the full-bodied, robust cabernet sauvignon.
Vineyard elevations ranging from 600 to 1,100 feet above sea level, seven different soil series, 13 soil variations and unique microclimates, combine at Dollarhide to create an especially accommodating growing environment for Bordeaux grape varieties.
Our winemaking and vineyard team have a broad selection of soils and topography to choose from when selecting ideal vineyard sites at Dollarhide. Each parcel is planted with fruit quality and distinct character in mind. These parcels are then farmed individually so that the vines will thrive in their distinctive locations. Our team is able to match the right soils with the optimum combination of rootstock, clone selection and cultivation practices. The diversity of terrain results in a wide selection of fruit characteristics with which our winemakers work in producing estate sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon, estate blends and the Dollarhide Estate single vineyard wines.
As a 100% estate grown, sustainably farmed winery, St. Supéry has 1,595+ acres of land with two thirds left in its natural state encouraging biodiversity. From the very beginning, we have farmed and operated as stewards of the land with preservation is our top priority.