2019 'Hock & Deuce' Mae's Vineyard Rosé
In 2018, we made this field-blended rosé out of necessity. The forest fires in Southern Oregon brought dense smoke that would have made for an astringent red wine. But, in 2019, we made the Hock & Deuce Rosé on purpose, due to our smitten response to the first go-round. Like its predecessor, this wine is a blend of Syrah and Viognier. Familiar red fruits like strawberry and currant show up first on the nose, followed by subtle notes of blueberry and pluot, and melon notes. Hints of dusty stones and cured prosciutto round out the finish. With balanced acidity and supple tannins, the Hock & Deuce Rosé is a great alternative to standard, single-varietal rosés. Fermented in neutral French oak barrels with native yeasts for 8 months. Unfined and unfiltered.