After talking for years on end about trying to make a rose, we finally got our act together in 2008 and made a small batch of rose from old Zinfandel vines that we were about to retire. The Sky crew enjoyed consuming the rose so much that we made another batch in 2009, this time out of the newer fruit.
We anticipate that rose will be a year by year decision and the quantities are low, so greedily grab it when you can!
The wine is 100% zinfandel that was crushed and de-stemmed, then immediately pressed off the skins in our 100 year old basket press. The wine was moved into tank for over night settling, and racked into neutral barrels where primary and malolactic fermentations occurred.
2008 Sky Rosé
The 2009 Sky Rosé is a light and refreshing wine. The flavor profile offers aromas of cherries and strawberries. It is a crisp, dry and has low acid.
The 2009 vintage is composed primarily of fruit planted in 2000. We produced only 45 cases. The wine is offered at $15 per bottle and is available by emailing an inquiry through our contacts page. We are working on developing our online store.
2008 Sky Rosé
2008 Sky Zinfandel Rose: This wine was a last hurrah for some of our old vines that are waiting to replanted. They were planted in the early 70’s and were all Monte Rosso clone. Although we had started to abandon the vines, we noticed some good looking fruit on the un-pruned vines and decided to pick through and use the ripe clusters for rosé. The two days of chaotic wandering and picking gave us enough fruit to make 3 barrels (approximately 70 cases).
The 2008 Sky Rosé has sold out. To purchase 2009 Sky Rosé, please visit our online store.
To be notified when our 2010 Sky Rosé is available for sale, please request to be added to our email mailing list by emailing us through the contact page.