2018 Ballard Canyon PMV Grenache Rosé
Wine & Spirits
2018 brought a sudden change to our weather pattern at a most unusual but very beneficial time last August. After a hot July the weather turned moderate to cool and has stayed that way since. I do not know what happened but suddenly our mild climate became mild again, creating a beautiful more normal harvest on our vineyards. I do not think any wine benefited more from this than the Rose.
Harvested under pristine conditions in early October, the wine fermented long, slow and cool in tank well into November where it stayed until bottling in February. With a nice salmon, pink hue the wine is lighter in color than previous vintages but packed with the same flavor intensity expressing the red berry fruits and spice the wine has become known for, with vibrant acidity and a long fruit filled finish. This is a great vintage of the PMV Grenache Rosé, possibly the finest ever produced!