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2009 J. Lohr Gesture Rosé

VINTAGE
2009 represented a return to normalcy after the exceedingly short crop of the previous vintage due to frosts and heat spikes. Rainfall for 2009 was about half of normal, but enough to fuel a successful vintage to full ripeness. Early ripening Rhone varieties, harvested before the mid-September heat wave, fared quite well. Later ripening varieties like Cabernet, were unaffected by the heat and matured in latter October on either side of a significant rain event on the 13th of the month.


VINEYARDS
PR19 is one of our newest vineyards located about 5 miles north of the Paso Robles winery. This vineyard has helped us strengthen our Rhone program and is the primary source of this enticing Grenache Rosé. The site sits near the northern boundary of the Paso Robles Appellation and supports our sustainably farmed vineyard as well as an active wildlife corridor.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Paso Robles
Composition (Blend): 100% Grenache
Harvest Date: September 4th, 2009
Harvest Process: Hand Picked
Harvest chemistries: 24.1 Brix, .63 TA, 3.47 pH
   
Vinification  
Yeast: Bayanus using new taxonomy - AWRI 1503
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Temperature: 52 F
Maceration: 1 hour maceration after destemming
Malolactic:  55 gallons Stainless barrels   
Bottle Aging: Bottling Date: 3-4-2010
   
Bottling chemistries  
pH: 3.26
Total acidity: 0.79
Alcohol: 14.68% by vol
Residual sugar:
Dry
   
Cases produced: 336

Winemaker's Comments

Lovely, bright raspberry hues adorn this Grenache Rosé in the glass. Aromas of strawberry and Asian Pear dominate this wine in its youth. A hint of bubblegum lies in the background. Cranberry flavors are showcased with embracing fruit acidity and set the stage for a great aperitif. A year or two of cellaring should bring out a bit of orange blossom in the bottle bouquet. Enjoy through the summer as you would the great wines of Bandol, with oysters or coquilles St. Jacques.

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Price: $18.00 750ml

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2009 J. Lohr Gesture Viognier

TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Cedar Lane Vineyards
Appellation: Arroyo Seco
Varietal: 100 % Viognier
Harvest Date: 10/2/09
Harvest Process: Hand picked and whole cluster pressed
Harvest chemistries: pH 3.60, total acidity 0.51 g/100 ml, Brix 25.7
   
Vinification  
Yeast: R-HST
Fermentation: Barrel Fermentation
Maceration: None
Malolactic:  No
Maturation: 5 Months
Barrel type: 80% 5 year old French Oak barrels and 20% stainless steel barrels
Bottling Aging:
2 Months
   
Bottling chemistries  
pH: 3.40
Total acidity: 0.66
Alcohol: 15.2
Residual sugar:
0.29
Cases produced:
415

Winemaker's Comments

The 2009 Gesture Viognier is a bright pale straw color with aromas of apricot, peach and honeysuckle. It's crisp acidity, bright spicy fruit and mouth filing viscosity are hallmarks of the Arroyo Seco Appellation, with it's long cool growing season and rocky well drained soil. In order to highlight this wines pure varietal character, the 2009 Viognier was fermented in 5-year-old oak and stainless steel barrels with no malolactic fermentation. This wine is a perfect match with shellfish, exotic Indian and Caribbean dishes or simply enjoyed with nuts and cheeses.

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Price: $25.00 750ml

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