2012 Querencia Brut Rosé (1 x 750 ml)

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Querencia Brut Rosé was created to honor the memory and spirit of our cofounder Jack Davies. Jack Davies was a pioneer in the early days of the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve, and fought for environmental issues with dedication and vigor. To insure that Jack's work was kept alive, Schramsberg established the Jack L. Davies Fund. Proceeds from the sale of Querencia contribute to the Jack L. Davies Fund, which supports agricultural preservation and education efforts in Napa County. Jack Davies encouraged the community to support the preserve that became a model for conservation of agricultural lands across the country. James Hickey, then the Napa County Planning Director, and architect of the agricultural preserve, named the wine. The name is a Spanish word "meaning the deep and abiding affection one has for the place one calls home."

Querencia is produced solely from fruit grown in the Napa Valley Carneros region. Chardonnay forms the blend's core, providing a relatively light-bodied, crisp and tangy palate. Small additions of Pinot Noir fermented with skin contact add berry brightness and color. This brut rosé sparkling wine is hearty enough to compliment the robust flavors of Mediterranean cooking and delicate enough to be served with a truly broad range of appetizers.

Tasting notes

Querencia has generous aromas of white peach, fresh pineapple, and candied berry fruit. The fruitful nose is complimented by aromas of spiced citrus, shortbread, and toasted brioche. Intense flavors of lemon curd, strawberry, and ruby grapefruit lead into a bright, crisp, and lingering finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies


92 Points
From fruit grown in Carneros, 74% of it Chardonnay and 26% Pinot Noir, this includes grapes from both Hudson and Hyde vineyards. Gorgeously full bodied and elegant, it’s dry on the palate with vibrant acidity to balance the tangy flavors of cherry, pomegranate and cranberry.- Wine Enthusiast (November 2016)
90 Points
Floral raspberry and watermelon aromas lead to creamy and delicately ripe flavors that show graham cracker, citrus and spicy ginger notes. Drink now. 1,245 cases made.- Wine Spectator (Web Only 2016)
90 Points
Schramsberg has crafted Querencia as its way to honor founder Jack Davies' efforts in preserving agricultural land in Napa. Using only Carneros fruit, this bottling is a crisp, wiry, lively effort whose tight mousse and creamy texture work hand in hand with red-berry notes that balance both the tendency to firmness and the slightly tart edge in the latter palate and finish. It would work famously with fresh shucked Kumamoto oysters garnished with a dollop of tart watermelon granita.- Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (October 2016)