Being one of the winemaking pioneers of Santa Barbara County, The Brander Vineyard produces a range of distinctive and flavorful sines made from Bordeaux style varieties. In making our 2017 Rosé wine, we blended Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which made for a refreshing, balanced wine that easily pairs with a variety of foods.
Cases Produced: 877
Composition: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Sources: Los Olivos Vineyard (Estate)- Cabernet Sauvignon
Mesa Verde Vineyard- Merlot
Harvest Dates: Cabernet Sauvignon- 9/20/17
Chemistry: Brix pH
Cabernet Sauvignon 21.6 3.37
Merlot 23.0 3.42
Winemaking:Fermented in: Stainless Steel
Aged in: Stainless Steel for 3 Months
Bottling Date: December 20th, 2017
Optimal Drinking Window: 2018-2020
Story: This wine was not produced saignée, meaning that it was bled off during the red wine-making process. Instead, all of the fruit was picked specifically for the production of this rosé at an earlier date that we picked for our red wines.