Napa Valley, CA

2006 Scherzo Winenotes

Year: 
2006
notes: 
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Harvest Date: 
October 24, 2006
Bottle Date: 
March 15, 2007
Release Date: 
June 4, 2007
Grape AVA: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
13.5%
Brix: 
25.5
TA: 
5.0
pH: 
3.40
Grapes: 
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrels: 
Neutral Oak

Scherzo is a fully fermented, ulta dry Rose' style wine with no residual sugar. It is however, "Much more than a Rose'. " The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this wine were hand picked from our Lake Cynthia Vineyard east of the Silverado Trail, just north of the Town of Napa, on October 24, 2006.  They were hand sorted and crushed the same day. Prior to fermentation the juice was "cold-soaked" in contact with the skins for only 24 hours to obtain the wine's luminous color of pomegranate seeds. All of the juice for this wine was free run.  Fermented at cool temperatures in French oak barrels, it was aged sur lies for five months prior to bottling. It is rare to find such fruit, spice and depth of color in a Rose'.

With cherry and white strawberry flavors dominating, the soft, supple tannins and crisp, balanced acidity provide an impressive structure. This is a wonderful year-round Rose’ for sipping or for serving with lighter foods.