2014 Corallina Napa Valley Syrah Rose Case
Real Rose. Not an afterthought, not leftovers, not for fashion and most decidedly not a saignee, Corallina Syrah Rose is Napa Valley rose with a purpose. It is a wine made as mindfully as we make any other wine.
While a saignee may be a wonderful idea in the coolest years in the coolest regions like Burgundy and Oregon, it is a very strange concept in a warm region like the Napa Valley. Do you really think it’s a good idea to concentrate Napa Valley wine more than Mother Nature already does? Yes, I know Robert Parker thinks so, but I don’t.
So, Corallina Syrah Rose is a mindful rose and we keep these Oak Knoll AVA Crane Vineyard vines in a state of serene rose-ness throughout the growing season. Each of these syrah grapes are in a state of serenity and inner pinkness from the moment of bud break until, just twelve months later, they become Corallina Syrah Rose. This is fruit destined to be a rose all the way from flowering to bottle.
Note: We have the right to change vintages should we sell out.