Desire Stagecoach Meritage Rose 2020
Desire - a strong feeling of wanting something special - in this case a very special Rose from a very special place.
What if we made a rose from the very same Stagecoach fruit that we use to make our reserve wines? Our desire to make this special wine was rewarded with this Desire Rose.
Starting out with a very sophisticated nose hints at the greatness of the fruit from these Atlas Peak/Prichard Hill vineyards showing a lovely hint of candy and tremendous texture. In the mouth, dry and structured, a big beautiful yet delicate Bordeaux Rose, very substantial, very drinkable and very memorable.
Only 240 cases produced.
Our new Stagecoach blocks came into production three years ago and we wanted to make a Rose of great flavor and mouthfeel. Our Desire was rewarded with this Bordeaux Rose blend of 90% Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Stagecoach Cabernet Franc juice removed from the skins after minimal contact and then naturally fermented at a low temperature allowing the true style and personality of the grapes to shine through in the wine.
Some new French oak with the majority being neutral Burgundy barrels.