' McKahn Family Cellars - Rosé of Grenache

2020 Rosé of Grenache

91 Points Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast

With hints of strawberry, grapefruit and white peach

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Tasting Notes

The 2020 Rosé of Grenache has endless personality. It bursts out of the glass with aromas of passion fruit, strawberry, sweet white peaches and jasmine. Medium bodied with tons of energy, it starts out on a creamy note and ends with zippy minerality.

Vineyard Notes

The California Shenandoah Valley is the oldest growing region in the broader Sierra Foothills Appellation. It is the most western and lowest elevation of its sister appellations, and warm climate varietals benefit from substantial summer heat. The hilly terrain and poor water holding capacity produce wines of richness and structure. The soil profile for much of the valley is decomposed granite derived from the Sierra Nevada mountain range, as well as sandy loam. The high iron content gives the soil a rusted color.

Production Notes

Whole cluster press to tank for a two day cold settle. Racked off primary lees and inoculated with yeast. Fermented to dryness in a stainless steel tank and aged in a combination of 40% stainless steel and 60% neutral oak for a total of 3 months before bottling.

Winemaker Notes

I source our grenache grapes from one of my early mentors, Jeff Runquist. I met Jeff in 2007 when I was a lab and cellar intern at McManis Family Vineyards where he was Director of Winemaking. His vineyard sits at 1000 feet of elevation just outside Plymouth, California in Amador County. The rusted, granitic soils coupled with the warm and arid summers help ripen grenache, a grape notoriously difficult to get ripe. This terroir gives our rosé an abundance of character.


Pair with Crab Cakes, a Charcuterie Board or Grilled Fish Tacos.


91 Points - Editor's Choice - WE "A pale-pink color, tempting Ruby Red grapefruit aromas and light, fresh, crisp flavors give this light-bodied wine charm and grace. Its raspberry and mint notes are surprisingly concentrated and lingering." Jim Gordon


Gold - 2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Wine Profile

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Vintage 2020
Wine Style Rosé Wine
Varietal Grenache
Appellation Shenandoah Valley of California
Acid 7.0 g/L
PH 3.2
Alcohol % 13.0
Size 750 ml

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