Ojai Rosé 2019, Santa Barbara County, California

Blend: 51% Syrah, 21% Carignan, 19% Grenache, 9% Riesling | Alc: 12.5% | Vinification: barrel fermented in neutral French oak | Barrel Aging: 5 months | Total Production: 650 cases. “In this 2019 bottling we have equal parts Syrah and Carignan with the same smidge of dry Riesling we’ve incorporated for years (for a little more twang and aromatic drive). Our approach with Rosé is uncompromising; only fruit grown to be Rosé is used (never any juice bled off from riper red wine lots), and it’s whole-cluster pressed into neutral French oak barrels just like all of our white wines. This ensures a thirst slaking and food-friendly feel, but with the textural richness and integration that barrel aging provides.” – winery