' McKahn Family Cellars - 2021 Rosé of Grenache

2021 Rosé of Grenache

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

A brilliant copper color and tangy, fresh flavors of raspberries and peach skins give a lot of brightness to this medium-bodied wine. It's refreshing, appetizing and hard to put down. Jim Gordon, WE

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Tasting Notes

The 2021 vintage is another vibrant edition of our Rosé of Grenache. Classic aromas of ripe strawberry, passion fruit, and stone fruit are accompanied by an intense bubble gum, and cherry jolly rancher character. The palate is rich and flavorful and held together with a firm acidity.

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.

Winemaker Notes

With the steady growth in popularity of our rose’, we chose to expand production in 2021 and add another Grenache vineyard. It was paramount that we keep the quality of the wine the same so I sought the advice of Jeff Runquist’s Vineyard Manager Pat Rohan, and the first name he mentioned was Paul Linsteadt. Paul’s vineyard sits across the valley from Jeff’s and is a few hundred feet higher in elevation at 1500 hundred feet. The 2021 growing season produced a light crop, with the 0.8 acre parcel only producing 3 tons; about 33% of the total blend between the two vineyards.


Lobster bisque, Tomato-Feta pasta salad, assorted cheese plate.

Wine Profile

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Vintage 2021
Wine Style Rosé Wine
Varietal Grenache
Appellation Shenandoah Valley of California
Acid 6.0 g/L
PH 3.2
Alcohol % 13.0
Size 750 ml

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