2015 Eos Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley
Over the past two decades the Santa Ynez Valley has emerged as one of the most celebrated wine growing regions in California. Formed by the Purisima Hills and San Rafael Mountains to the north and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south, it is the largest AVA in Santa Barbara County. The cool, western portion of SYV is well suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The warmer eastern section is home to aromatic Rhone whites such as Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne and bold reds including Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
2015 was a dry year in the Santa Ynez Valley. An extremely mild winter led to an early bud break. There were very few frost days as our warm and mild weather defined the rest of the growing season. The fruit was harvested during September through October which was a couple weeks ahead of schedule; however, quality was high across the board.
This wine is bright and balanced with crisp acidity. It displays notes of strawberries and raspberries with aromas of ginger and roses that jump from the glass. On the palate this wine has a silky texture and smooth finish, making it a refreshing summer wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this beauty chilled and pair with rosemary & goat cheese grilled flatbread.
91% Pinot Noir, 5% Gewürztraminer, 4% Syrah
Rosato / Rose