What is Rosé and who do we get there? Very good question which takes us down a road with many forks. Rosé can be made very sweet, semi-sweet, dry, still, sparkling, from white grapes, from grey grapes and from red grapes. They can be fresh stainless steel immediate same year release wines or aged for almost a decade in large Spanish Casks.
The Estelle Vineyard is in the new Los Olivos District AVA. This region is in the warmer portions of Santa Ynez Valley. The Bordeaux, Rhône and Italian varietals predominate. Grenache from Estelle is intense with a ripe Brix and acid to balance out the wines. The Rosé have a lighter pink color with notes of ripe strawberry, orange, watermelon and sometimes with a hint of allspice.