Kivelstadt Cellars

2019 Twice Removed – Rose


About this wine

Doesn’t everyone love rose? When it’s made like this it is the perfect thing to quench your afternoon thirst! Produced from grapes picked only for rose this elegant wine will go head to head with any bottle from Frances famed Provence. Vintage: 2019 was an excellent vintage, particularly for those of us who love restrained wines. Cool and constant temperatures made for slow and steady ripening. This is a vintage which harkens back to the fantastic California vintages of the 80’s and early 90’s. Vinification: The Grenache and Carignane were harvested on the same day from Venturi Vineyard. Sam foot tread the Grenache in the picking bins, put dry ice on top, wrapped the bins with shrink wrap and left them to soak overnight. This enabled us to extract just a bit of color from the grapes. We love our rose to be a dull pink to Salmon color. Carignane on the other hand happily gives it’s color so it does not get any extraction prior to pressing. The fruit was pressed whole cluster and cofermented in stainless steel tank. After primary fermentation ended, the wine is racked off of the lees and malolactic fermentation is blocked. Tasting Notes: The wine is light and steely minerality. Aromas are punctuated by bright cranberry, grapefruit and savor herbs. By using grape varieties made famous in the Rhone we attain a mid palate that makes this perfect with light food or alone!

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Meet the Winemaker

Sam Baron


Kivelstadt Cellars

Sam joined the Kivelstadt Cellars team in 2017. He met Jordan and they instantly bonded over shared winemaking and winegrowing philosophies. As Winemaker, Sam divides his time between managing wholesale sales, vineyard sourcing, production and almost everything in between. Sam's passion for restrained and elegant wines, organic and sustainable farming, and his thirst for exploring unique California vineyards makes him right at home in the Kivelstadt family.