Wine Of A Different Color

Never judge a wine by its cover ... err ... color. Oh, never mind.

Vinum lifted her head from her hands, turning her tear-streaked face towards her mother.

"I'll never be who you want me to be!" she shouted.

Her soul ached with a deep pain caused only by the rejection of a parent.

"I should have thrown you out the moment you were uncorked," her mother spat. "Why can't you look like other Cabernets with their rich hues of reds and purples?"

"I don't know, momma."

"Do you know what it's like for me? The mother of a vibrant, salmon pink rosé?"

"No, momma."

"It's a disgrace!"

"Why can't you just love me for who I am?" she pleaded. "For my beautiful floral and musk notes with lemon and citrus? For my fresh strawberry-rhubarb flavors with sweet tealeaf and candied orange peel?"

"How could I love someone who pairs so perfectly with goat cheese tarts? You know I'm lactose intolerant!" she said with a huff, then turned on her heel and walked out.

"I'm going to leave this place," Vinum said to herself. "Leave this place and go somewhere where people are accepting of bursts of sour cherry and nasturtiums. A place where snappy acidity is welcomed with open arms."

And so she did. And she was happy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Features

2012 Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 750ml 6-Pack

This 100% Napa Valley Cabernet is a vibrant salmon pink color with beautiful floral/rose musk notes with lemon, citrus notes. The palate expresses fresh strawberry-rhubarb flavors with sweet tealeaf and candied orange peel. The finish is ripe with a burst of sour cherry and nasturtiums, snappy acidity and balanced.

This wine is ideal for Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Independence Day, TAILGATERS, beaches, hot tubs and anything summer. This is a great choice for goat cheese tarts, pizzettas with sun dried tomatoes and steak salads. Since the wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon base, it does have some of the tannins which give it some grip albeit in a lighter fashion. I still love our Rose with toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (go for the organic crunchy style and brioche if you have it).
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Owner/Winemaker Richard Bruno shares how he makes his refreshing, fun Rosé.

Specs

Winery Retail Price: $90.00
Average Shipping:  $24.00
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Total MSRP:   $109.00
 

  • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Winemakers: Richard Bruno, Chris Condos
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • TA (g/l): 6.2
  • pH: 3.35
  • R.S.: 0.12g/100mL (dry)
  • Aging: 100% Stainless Steel
  • Production: 650 cases

Winery Details

Vinum Cellars

Owners:
Richard Bruno, Chris Condos
Founded:
1997
Location:
Napa, CA

Vinum Cellars is a collaboration of winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos, who first became friends while they were students at UC Davis. They share a long standing passion for Chenin Blanc and fondness for the more obscure grape varieties.

After graduation, Chris went to work for Pine Ridge as Enologist, and Richard went to Bonny Doon as their distiller. Shortly after, their friendship was solidified over Chenin Blanc with the creation of their first wine "Pointe Blanc". Currently the Vinum Cellars team is working with over 14 grape varieties from El Dorado and San Benito Counties to Napa Valley.

Our basic winemaking philosophy is to work with great grape growers to develop the best fruit in the vineyard. We pick the grapes at optimal ripeness and gently process the fruit. We are very experimental with yeast strains and use different cultures for each variety. Our whites are barrel fermented slowly and aged Sur Lies in small French Oak barrels. With our reds, skin contact is optimized by the use of small open top fermentors, hand punch downs and extended maceration before pressing. Our belief in the use of older French Oak barrels allows the varietal fruit of our wines to be expressed. We are committed to experimenting and learning new winemaking methods while preserving an old world approach.

As an environmentally conscious company, Vinum Cellars works only with sustainable growers to create Eco-Friendly products. The packaging choices were made specifically to minimize their carbon footprint. Some of those features are: Domestically produced light weight, Eco-Series glass; labels and cartons using only non-toxic, water based inks and each of these suppliers recycles 100% of the waste created by manufacturing our packaging.

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