"The 2016 rosé is 100% “purposeful” rosé in that all of the fruit utilized for the wine was grown, picked, and pressed for the sole purpose of rosé rather than bleeding off juice in a saignée method. The fruit was pressed after 2 to 6 hours on its skins depending on the varietal, resulting in a light salmon skin hue. After a year of Mourvédre taking the lead, we are back to a Grenache driven wine in 2016.
Skinner patterns their rosé after the crisp and refreshing versions from the South of France, along the Cotes d’Azur. Like Skinner, regions like Bandol and Tavel use Mourvèdre and Grenache primarily to produce their rosé wines in a bone-dry fashion."
Estate Vineyard: 33% Stoney Creek
Local Vineyards: 41% Camino Ridge / 14% Marchini / 12% Ransler
Winemaker's notes, More at SkinnerVineyards.com