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2007 Rosé
  Mendocino (Dry)
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Some rosés are semi-sweet mixtures of red and white wine or the byproduct of "bleeding off" red wines like Zinfandel to intensify their color. Not Navarro's. After seven vintages we have honed in on an ancient rosé style. In our opinion a rosé should be dry and have sufficient intensity to complement dishes normally suggesting red wine but refreshing enough to be enjoyed on a hot summer's day. The grapes for this wine were all red and were monitored carefully for skin contact time before pressing and fermentation. The varieties were selected specifically for producing a refreshing wine with modest alcohol and good acidity. We are fortunate to produce wine in Mendocino; pioneer grape growers planted the ancient goblet-shaped vines from which this rosé was created. We've stuck with these same sixty to seventy year old vines that have served us well in the past. Two thirds of the cuvée comes from ancient Grenache vines and the remainder is from even older Carignan vines.

Troy Satterwhite's ancient, head trained Carignan vines are a Mendocino treasure.

This ratio is similar to our fast-selling 2006 cuvée and the resulting wine has a similar flavor profile: lovely strawberry and raspberry fruit with hints of spice and a dry, lemon-drenched finish make this wine perfect for an easy summer dinner that will tickle you pink. Gold Medal winner.
Last vintage we reported that the Syrah rosé lot scheduled for inclusion in our 2006 bottling was declassified and eliminated from Navarro's final cuvée because it was too heavy. In 2007 we cut the Syrah skin contact time in half to reduce tannins but our tasting panel determined it was still too ponderous for inclusion.

Specifications
Harvested: Sept. 24 to Oct. 7, 2007 Sugars at Harvest: 24.0° Brix
Bottled: Feb. 18, 2008 Cases Produced: 1305
Alcohol: 13.5% Titratable acidity: 7.0 g/L
pH Level: 3.20

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