2019 Malene Camp 4 Vineyard Rosé of Mourvèdre
The warm, long growing season in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County is about as Provençal as it gets in California. Camp 4 Vineyard was planted to Rhone varietals by Fess Parker and is now owned by the Chumash Indian tribe. It has become one of the top sources for Rhone grapes in the Santa Ynez Valley. The vineyard is planted on sandy loam soils, ideal for these naturally vigorous varietals, and experiences cool afternoon breezes blowing east from the Pacific through the Santa Rita Hills.
Leaping from the glass with bright notes of melon, cherry, and lime zest, our 2019 Camp 4 Mourvedre Rose is surprisingly delicate. Ethereal and textured on the palate with notes of grapefruit pith and white raspberry the wine has a long and persistent finish that makes it an excellent food wine.