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2018 Swanson Vineyards Rosato, Napa Valley, 750ml

Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
Appellation Napa Valley
Varietal Specifics Rosé of Sangiovese
Alcohol content 12%
Case Production 300
Winemaker Name Robin Akhurst
Release Type Current

2018 Rosato

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

$24.00   per 750ml bottle
Bright red fruit aromas rise from the glass with fresh cranberries and floral notes of jasmine all evident. On the palate the acid remains crisp with expressive early season raspberries, white alpine strawberries and a touch of elderflower. Try this Rosato with grilled black cod, baby spring potatoes and seasonal arugula salad.
- 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
After the dramatic end to the 2017 vintage the 2018 vintage was a return to normal, although a normal we've not seen in years. Mild conditions throughout flowering meant fruit set was extended and successful, ultimately leading to high yields slowing down ripening. The hot temperatures in July and August relented from September onward. There were no late season heat spikes or serious harvest rain events which meant the hang time of the grapes could be extended. The result was naturally balanced wines, lower in alcohol that retained good amounts of natural acidity.