Rahn Estate

2020 Rosé, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA
Availablity

25 in stock

Price:
$35.00
Availablity

25 in stock

Appearance pale salmon with copper flecks
Aromas strawberry creamsicle, watermelon, wet concrete, hay, rose petal
Palate pomegranate, grapefruit, medium body, fresh acidity, bing cherry on the finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Serve chilled alongside your favorite cheeses or pair with something spicy, like Cajun Shrimp or Prosciutto and Arugula flatbread. Also perfect when enjoyed by itself.
Composition

100% Estate Grown Merlot

Region

Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA


Production
25 cases
Alcohol
14.2%
Aging Potential
Why wait? Enjoy now through 2024
Vineyard
Rahn Estate Vineyard
About The Vineyard

Rahn Estate was established in 1998. After working for a consulting company evaluating soils and designing vineyards, traveling to Napa finally caught up with Bryan Rahn and he took a leap of faith and acquired the 20-acre property. Certified soil scientist, Bryan was attracted by the gravely volcanic soils and high elevation of the site and designed the hillside estate vineyards on the Howell Mountain by hand-selecting Cabernet Sauvignon root stocks and clones to fit the micro-climates. The terroir of Howell Mountain allows for nuanced and concentrated fruit flavors and balanced tannin.


Winemaker Notes

Rahn Estate 2020 Rosé was made with 100% Napa Valley grapes. It was made via Saignee, the technique “to bleed” juice off of a tank with red grapes before too much color has been extracted. The juice was fermented in neutral barrels and underwent Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Malolactic fermentation is the conversion of malic acid to lactic acid using malolactic bacteria, and was done to provide a rounded finish to this wine. It was fermented completely dry, with no sugar. This wine has bright acidity with a balanced finish, with an aroma of grapefruit and red berries. – Winemaker Hannah Rahn


 


Rahn Estate Napa Valley harvest 2021

Rahn Estate Team

Soil Scientist/Founder: Bryan Rahn – Father

Winemaker: Hannah Rahn – Daughter

Viticulturist: Dylan Rahn – Son

The vineyard is managed by this trio, each taking a different role in orchestrating the winemaking process. The family focuses on sustainable and biodynamic vineyard practices for their 4 acre estate vineyards and handcrafting complex, balanced and terroir-driven Cabernet Sauvignon. Through their consulting business, the family works with world-class winemakers in many wine regions and have had the unique opportunity to evaluate how different climates, farming practices, rootstocks and grape varieties (and their clones) influence wine.

About the Winery
Rahn Estate
Rahn Estate is a family owned and operated vineyard estate producing ultra-premium, limited production wines in the Howell Mountain AVA of Napa Valley. Rahn Estate was established in 1998. After working for a consulting company evaluating soils and designing vineyards, traveling to Napa finally caught up with Bryan Rahn and he took a leap of faith and acquired the 20-acre property. Certified soil scientist, Bryan was attracted by the gravely volcanic soils and high elevation of the site and designed the hillside estate vineyards on the Howell Mountain by hand-selecting Cabernet Sauvignon root stocks and clones to fit the micro-climates.
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