This is our sixth bottling of ROSA, which comes from a 2.8 acre vineyard block of the historically significant Mount Eden Selection, and demonstrates how enjoyable Chardonnay is and why it remains one of the most satisfying, expensive and celebrated wines in the world. This is particularly true when grown in great sites and regions, and approached correctly in the cellar.
The fruit for ROSA always yields an exotic, rich and highly aromatic wine due to its north-facing exposure (less sunlight), and planting on different types of ocean based soils (Calcareous, Diatomaceous and Limestone), mixed in with our heavier clay. Because of this specific section’s striking intensity, our team feels this wine can benefit from more time, in more new oak, which only increases the wine’s fullness, richness and age-ability to 7+ years.
Barrel fermented in 100% new French 581 gallon Foudre (8 times the size of a normal barrel) with 16 months elevage. Full ML and no battonage. 100% native yeast. 582 cases. 13.3% alcohol.