2016 C'est Bon Rosé of Grenache

2016 C'est Bon Rosé of Grenache

Westfall Haven Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

invino Founders' Estate | Sojourn Winemaking

$15.99



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VARIETAL: Grenache

ALCOHOL: 14.00%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

90 Insider Points

 

Reviews:

Copper in color, peaches and cream on the nose; Bartlett pear, dried strawberries and river rocks. Nice firm acid, direct to press. Fantastic wine for spring drinking.
-WB 3/17

Why We're Drinking It:

"This excites me! A wine that defines passion project, it hails from our family's estate vineyard in Sonoma Valley and was hand-crafted by my husband (and invino Co-Founder) Tony Westfall with our wonderful friend, acclaimed Sojourn Winemaker, Randy Bennett.  Produced from our second harvest of Grenache, I think it does a pretty great job of showing that this region not only makes for an ideal spot for this Old World grape, but that it's perfectly suited for Rosé.

With Randy's artful touch, and some micro-lot Syrah, the end result is a wine that (elegantly) screams, traditional, refreshingly dry sipper. It's a real grand homage to Provence.

I will be personally sharing this wine with my friends and family all season long, (likely wth rosemary flatbread and blue cheese!). I hope you will grab a few bottles to enjoy it and let drop me a note on what you think.

Cheers! - Danielle"


Things to Know:

Location- Location- Location:  A short mile from our Sonoma headquarters, the Westfall Haven vineyard is our best kept secret. Carefully tended and hand-harvested by Ned Hill (Durell & Ram's Gate's renowned viticulturist), these grapes are pampered like the family pet. And trust us, the family pet knows it.

Exclusive and Reclusive: The Haven Vineyard is a tiny parcel in Sonoma that lies on the southern slope of a 1,200 ft ridge near Occidental (near the coast and gorgeous). It’s a secluded little site that grows wow-factor grapes that make you sit up and pay attention.

2016: The Recharge Year:  After 4 very dry years, the 2016 growing season started off with a splash. Abundant rainfall replenished our rain reservoirs and gave the soils a much need boost. The year didn’t feature heat spikes and a long, slow season meant that both the Westfall and The Haven vines kept their fruit until it was good and ready to be picked. The acidity was flawless and the flavors perfectly juicy.

Tasting Notes:

Bright wild strawberries and zesty grapefruit lead the charge! Delicate white rose and hints of honeysuckle round out zippy acidity and lead to a refreshing finish.

The Story to Know:

From the Winery:
No matter the industry, it’s always helpful to have friends in high places. When we launched invino we knew we were in a key position to bring stellar wines to Members at equally remarkable price points, in part because of our longstanding connections in Wine Country.

Same goes for invino’s own negociant label: C’est Bon. Our relationships to growers and vintners put us in a prime position to take advantage of all that Sonoma County offers. In the case of this particular wine—our inaugural Malbec, made from 100% Sonoma County fruit—that means hiring winemaker Randall Watkins (winner of Sonoma County’s Winemaker of the Year) and in the vineyard working with Ned Hill (of Parmalee Hill and Durell Vineyards fame). Both are personal friends of ours, and both share our love for and fascination with the finest of local wines.

Perfect Pairings:

This is our picnic favorite and goes perfectly with light seafood, tangy summer salads, and your favorite farmers market finds.

"This excites me! A wine that defines passion project, it hails from our family's estate vineyard in Sonoma Valley and was hand-crafted by my husband (and invino Co-Founder) Tony Westfall with our wonderful friend, acclaimed Sojourn Winemaker, Randy Bennett.  Produced from our second harvest of Grenache, I think it does a pretty great job of showing that this region not only makes for an ideal spot for this Old World grape, but that it's perfectly suited for Rosé.

With Randy's artful touch, and some micro-lot Syrah, the end result is a wine that (elegantly) screams, traditional, refreshingly dry sipper. It's a real grand homage to Provence.

I will be personally sharing this wine with my friends and family all season long, (likely wth rosemary flatbread and blue cheese!). I hope you will grab a few bottles to enjoy it and let drop me a note on what you think.

Cheers! - Danielle"


Things to Know:

Location- Location- Location:  A short mile from our Sonoma headquarters, the Westfall Haven vineyard is our best kept secret. Carefully tended and hand-harvested by Ned Hill (Durell & Ram's Gate's renowned viticulturist), these grapes are pampered like the family pet. And trust us, the family pet knows it.

Exclusive and Reclusive: The Haven Vineyard is a tiny parcel in Sonoma that lies on the southern slope of a 1,200 ft ridge near Occidental (near the coast and gorgeous). It’s a secluded little site that grows wow-factor grapes that make you sit up and pay attention.

2016: The Recharge Year:  After 4 very dry years, the 2016 growing season started off with a splash. Abundant rainfall replenished our rain reservoirs and gave the soils a much need boost. The year didn’t feature heat spikes and a long, slow season meant that both the Westfall and The Haven vines kept their fruit until it was good and ready to be picked. The acidity was flawless and the flavors perfectly juicy.

Copper in color, peaches and cream on the nose; Bartlett pear, dried strawberries and river rocks. Nice firm acid, direct to press. Fantastic wine for spring drinking.
-WB 3/17

90 Insider Points

 

Bright wild strawberries and zesty grapefruit lead the charge! Delicate white rose and hints of honeysuckle round out zippy acidity and lead to a refreshing finish.

From the Winery:
No matter the industry, it’s always helpful to have friends in high places. When we launched invino we knew we were in a key position to bring stellar wines to Members at equally remarkable price points, in part because of our longstanding connections in Wine Country.

Same goes for invino’s own negociant label: C’est Bon. Our relationships to growers and vintners put us in a prime position to take advantage of all that Sonoma County offers. In the case of this particular wine—our inaugural Malbec, made from 100% Sonoma County fruit—that means hiring winemaker Randall Watkins (winner of Sonoma County’s Winemaker of the Year) and in the vineyard working with Ned Hill (of Parmalee Hill and Durell Vineyards fame). Both are personal friends of ours, and both share our love for and fascination with the finest of local wines.

This is our picnic favorite and goes perfectly with light seafood, tangy summer salads, and your favorite farmers market finds.