2018 Querencia Brut Rosé (1 x 750 ml)

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Querencia is a Brut Rosé produced solely from fruit grown in the Napa Valley Carneros region. Chardonnay forms the blends core, providing a relatively light-bodied, crisp and tangy palate. Small additions of Pinot Noir fermented with skin contact add berry brightness and color.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Querencia contribute to the Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fund, which supports future agricultural preservation and education efforts in Napa County. Established by the Davies family in 1998 upon the passing of Schramsberg founder Jack Davies, the fund builds on his 30-year legacy as a strong advocate for the preservation of agricultural land. Jack played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve in 1968, which has become a national model for the protection of agriculture. The preserve celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.

The wine was named by James Hickey, long-time Napa County planning director. The name is a Spanish word meaning the deep and abiding affection one has for the place one calls home. It refers to the sense of being nourished by the place in which you belong, and the balance that exists between the land and its stewards. The Querencia is hearty enough to compliment the robust flavors of shrimp ceviche, grilled halibut, roast chicken, braised pork loin, caprese salad and sushi.

For the 2018 vintage, the Carneros AVA saw abundant winter rains prior to the growing season that helped recharge reservoirs and groundwater. Spring weather was cool to mild, with increased vine vigor and extended flowering in some areas. Warm days and cool nights, with an occasional heat spike throughout the growing season, encouraged exceptional fruit development while maintaining bright acidity.

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Tasting notes

The 2018 Querencia has generous aromas of strawberry, cherry, apricot, and raspberry, followed by nuances of cranberry, cherry-limeade and graham cracker. The palate holds bright lasting flavors, such as juicy red apple, pineapple and blood orange. Clean, quenching, and crisp, this brut rosé maintains a tart and tangy acidity through the finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jessica Koga and Hugh Davies

Reviews

92 Points - Best of Year
This lively, refreshing wine almost vibrates with tangy red cherry, raspberry and sour-cherry flavors that give it a nervy, palate-cleansing effect and whet the appetite for more sips. It is light bodied, crisp and tingly on the palate.- Wine Enthusiast, November 2022
92 Points
Delicate in style yet with a simmering richness, this blush bubbly offers festive strawberry and cherry blossom tones accented by peach and blood orange.- Wine Spectator, December 2022
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