2017 Swanson Vineyards Rosato, Napa Valley, 750ml

Wine Specs

Vintage 2017
Appellation Napa Valley
Varietal Rosé
Alcohol content 11.9%
Case Production 400
Winemaker Name Robin Akhurst
Release Type Current

2017 Rosato

Best enjoyed in spring, summer, fall & winter...

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This is a very bold, flavorful rosé wine, brimming with aromas of fresh strawberry, cherry, and orange blossom. In the mouth, the wine is juicy and well-structured, with generous notes of fresh cherry, Meyer lemon, and a touch of watermelon. Try this Rosato with spicy paella, barbecued shrimp, or simply on its own as a refreshing aperitif.
- Robin Akhurst, Winemaker

Wine Profile

Vineyard Notes
The Sangiovese emanated from a single small block on a rocky, northwest-facing slope at the Antica Vineyard in the mountainous Atlas Peak district. The stony, alluvial soils keep the vines small and limit the crop, consistently producing fruit with bright acidity and very fresh fruit flavors.

Vintage Notes
The 2017 growing season started with heavy rainfall, making it one of the wettest years on record. This lead to vigorous canopy growth, and an early bud-break in mid-March. Summer began with moderate temperatures in June & July, followed by sporadic heat spikes throughout the season. The sugar levels continued to increase with the heat spikes but then fell back down as the weather cooled, making the harvest season a game of start-and stop. The grapes rapidly developed beautiful ripe flavors with balanced acidity.