Canard Vineyard 'Coucher de Soleil' Rosé 2019, Calistoga Estate, Napa Valley, California

Canard Vineyard has been producing wine commercially in the Napa Valley since 1984. Today 22 acres of vines are planted on the property – it’s a very historic site. Rich and Carolyn Czapleski are only the properties’ 4th owners since the original owner acquired the land from a General Vallejo land grant. The vines at Canard are all head trained, weathered by time, yet still resilient and producing fruit, albeit in small quantities. The vines produce merely between 1 to 2 tons per acre. They are dry farmed – the ground is tilled in the spring and enough moisture remains within the soil for the vines to survive the dry months throughout the Summer and into the Fall. The 2019 “Coucher de Soleil” Rosé is made entirely from whole cluster-pressed Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel, and is an elegant expression of summertime in a glass. Nose: On the nose, a perfume of fresh wild strawberries, peaches and notes of ruby red grapefruit. A luscious mouthfeel with bright acidity and a
beautiful long finish complements a wide variety of foods. This dry Rose is styled after the incredible wines of Provence, but is uniquely Napa Valley. Its soft hue is reminiscent of a pink sky at dusk, which gives it the name, Coucher de Soleil, or “Sunset” in French.