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Redhead Rosé Mendocino

Redhead Rosé Mendocino Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: The 2002 Fife Vineyards Redhead Rosé is inspired by the elegant and crisp flavors of the rosés from France's Southern Rhône and Provence. Like the best of these wines, we consider our Redhead Rosé as a red wine meant to be chilled. A crisp wine packed full of fresh fruit flavors with hints of cherry, red raspberry, and pomegranate. We serve it as a “stand-alone” aperitif and quaff it with seafood, BBQ, olives and cheeses, and most Pacific Rim cuisine.

Varietal Definition
Carignane is one of the world’s most prolific wine varieties. Thriving in warm climates, Carignane was until the late 1970s, the most widely-planted red variety in California. Hailing from Aragon, Spain, this grape is capable of deeply-colored, extracted and tannic wines of considerable alcohol. It is a late-budder and does not ripen until late in the season. Highly prone to mildew disease, it requires long, dry growing conditions. It is often used as a blending component with other, more anemic, hot-climate varieties, like Grenache and Cinsault, which typically lack the deep pigment and extract which Carignane brings to the blend.


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