Fresh and vibrant, Smoke Tree Rosé offers aromas of guava, apricot and tropical fruits. The palate echoes the nose with flavors of crabapple and quince paste. The finish is crisp and refreshing.
Smoke Tree Rosé is delicious on its own. If pairing with food, local and seasonal fare is ideal. Think vibrant salads, artisanal grains or local seafood, simply grilled.
To make the perfect rosé, Joel searches for fruit with balanced acidity and fresh flavors. He navigates around the dominance of intense, dark red fruit by finding sites with warm temperatures, minimal diurnal shift, and sandy or gravely soils. Old vines offer character, so the final blend combines old vine Zinfandel and bush-trained Grenache with smaller percentages of Mourvedre and Syrah. Most of the vineyards are located in Mendocino, Lodi and Lake Counties, with a small portion from Madera County. All Smoke Tree’s vineyard partners are sustainable, and some are organic.
Blend: 44% Zinfandel, 40% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah