2013 Wild Horse Floyd Rosé Central Coast
Bright notes of watermelon and passion fruit leap from the glass. Flavors of passion fruit, pink grapefruit and strawberry make this crisp and refreshing wine one that anyone would look forward to enjoying.
Homage to our dear llama, Floyd. Floyd, named after Pink Floyd, of course, was brought to the winery to protect the sheep who "mow" the vegetation on the back half of the winery property. For those of you who don’t know, llamas are very instinctive and call attention to predators, mainly coyotes, and alert the sheep to be aware. The predators are typically scared off. This ruminant has been defending and watching over the winery for over 15 years and it's about time he received a proper tribute. And how better to do it than with his own wine, Floyd Rosé.
From mostly estate grown grapes, this wine is Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese based. This wine is the perfect companion to a comfortable rocking chair and a porch on a hot summer day.
Grapes were handpicked and delivered to the winery. Although Cab Franc and Sangiovese are known as red wine grapes, they were made in a white wine style. These grapes were pressed off of skins immediately and the juice went to a stainless steel tank. Free run was separated from hard press and treated separately. After a day of settling, the juice was racked off of solids to another tank where it was yeast inoculated. After a cool fermentation upon dryness, the wine aged in tank until blending and bottling.
Drink now and enjoy this wine as an aperitif or with a beet salad or rosemary flatbread with grapes and blue cheese.