2021 Private Property (Caraccioli) Rosé, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California (750ml)
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A Seasonal Rosé Wine Club Selection
A family run winery, Caraccioli takes pride in developing wines that deliver an expression true to vintage and site. Founded in 2006, Caraccioli Cellars’ commitment starts in the vineyard, using grapes solely from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Caraccioli aims to highlight the quality of local Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Scott represents the fourth generation of the Caraccioli family, who have been winegrowing in Monterey County for decades. Private Property is Scott’s side hustle, and he has full access to his family’s famed estate vineyard.
100% Pinot Noir, the Private Property Rosé comes from the family’s 124-acre estate Escolle Vineyard. Most of the blend is direct to press juice, which highlights the vibrance of the Santa Lucia Highlands. In fact, Scott uses the family’s sparkling wine press, as it is perfectly suited for the kind of light extraction he loves, preserving the Pinot’s freshness and clean expression. To complement this brightness and further soften the wine, some saignée juice was added back to achieve a beautifully balanced rosé.
Bright pink. Complex aromas of fresh red fruits and savory herbs. The palate is fresh and lively, with juicy ﬂavors of crushed raspberry and ripe, red cherry. The ﬁnish is focused, with vibrant acidity and a wonderful mineral structure.