2014 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 complement the robust flavors of Mediterranean cooking and delicate enough to be served with a truly broad range of appetizers.

Tasting notes

The 2014 Querencia blooms with bright aromas of raspberry, mandarin orange and peach, which are rounded off by hints of red apple, pear and strawberry. The palate sustains vibrant flavors of juicy citrus, apricot, mango, and key lime, that linger in the mouth thanks to a strong acidic backbone, and finishes with crispness and balance.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Reviews

94 Points
Perennially delicious, this vintage holds up tradition by offering fresh, strong flavors of strawberry, raspberry and vanilla cookie. Blending 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir from several vineyards, including Tognetti and Hyde, itâs floral and softly interwovenâa fresh, focused delight. A portion of proceeds goes to Napa agricultural land preservation.- Wine Enthusiast (November 2018)
92 Points
In some ways wise beyond its years, this nuanced, Chardonnay-based bubbly comes across as a refined, almost elegant version in its attractive mix of creamy yeast, light cherry and chalky notes and quiet hints of roasted vanilla. Its bubbles are small in size but not in volume, and their smooth, creamy texture belies the wine's relative youth. It will easily accompany a plate of tasty, fresh-shucked oysters, but we would hold it for more savory fare like duck liver mousse or smoked salmon with capers.- Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (December 2018)
91 Points
Expressive and generous, with lively floral raspberry aromas and sleek nectarine and toasted spice flavors.- Wine Spectator (November 2018)

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