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Chiara Rosé 2012
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Estate Single-Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 2012
Aging
8 Mos; Mostly Neutral Oak
Cases
152 Cases
Alcohol
14.5% abv

Chiara Rosé 2012

ROSÉ OF ZINFANDEL

"The Chiara Rosé is jammy, with lively acidity, showing aromas of smoky strawberry, kiwi, cinnamon, as well as raspberry and licorice." - TF, Wine Spectator

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SKU: CHRZ1275
The Chiara Rosé from Chiarello Vineyards is back!  Making a Rosé wine in red wine country took some convincing. However, Michael realized he could make an especially interesting one from the 2012 vintage, as the Chiarello estate netted a bumper crop of the highest quality.
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our Chiara Rosé comes from Old Vine Zinfandel grapes. As we bleed off juice to concentrate our red wine, the by-product is terrific juice tinged with beautiful rose color, just ready for barrel-fermentation. And voila, a full-bodied Rosé of Zinfandel, rich with tropical fruits and berries. It pairs wonderfully with a wide array of foods, and it is equally as good in Summer as in early Fall (with Holiday meats). After a five-hour cold soak, we utilized some saignée (bled-off juice) as well as free-run press juice to create our first rosé in years. Partially-fermented on the skins for added character and iridescence. The 2012 Chiara Rosé has supple roundness and yet palate-refreshing acidity all at once. Salmon color. Cherries, strawberries, watermelon, gooseberries, kiwi. Serve at 45 to 49 degrees.
Ratings
"The Chiara Rosé is jammy, with lively acidity, showing aromas of smoky strawberry, kiwi, cinnamon, as well as raspberry and licorice." - TF, Wine Spectator
Vineyard Notes
Michael Chiarello, Winegrower. Amigo Bob Cantisano, Organic Viticultural Consultant. Located in St. Helena, Chiarello Vineyards estate consists of 20 acres of pre-Prohibition era vineyards, mostly dry-farmed with organic and sustainable practices. The vineyard comprises century-old Zinfandel vines on original rootstocks in loam soils.
Production Notes
Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker. All CFV grapes are vinified, cellared and bottled at Outpost Winery on Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. Chiara Rosé spends 8 months aging in 20% stainless steel barriques, and in 80% neutral French Oak barrels, from Taransaud, Darnajou, and Saury cooperages.
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