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Eponymous Rose 2012


Aromas of freshly picked strawberries and peaches are immediately evident with wonderful intensity. The lively entry on the palate progresses nicely with a refreshing sugaracid balance and a clean, ‘entice you back for more’ finish. Flavors mimic the aromas with additional added nuances.

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Winemaker Notes
I have enjoyed making numerous Roses for my clients, but this is one of the few I have made where the grapes were specifically picked for Rose. The grapes were harvested on September 27th, and were picked early in order to keep the alcohol lower and give the winemaker a better chance of achieving a livelier wine with brighter fruit, which is the style of Rose I enjoy. The Merlot comes from the MacAllister vineyard in Sonoma County, which is the same vineyard as the Eponymous Red Blend and Eponymous Cabernet Franc. This vineyard belies its name as it is one of the highest hillside vineyards in Napa and Sonoma at 1850 feet in elevation. Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel tanks and there was no oak aging.

Serving Hints
Serve chilled to enjoy on its own as a refreshing aperitif, or with a variety of fruit-based deserts.

PRODUCER: Robert L. Pepi
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Sonoma Valley, CA
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Merlot
pH: 3.05
ALCOHOL:  12.7%

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