2020 - Borreo Ranch Sangiovese Rosa

Rosa is the Italian term for Rosé, typically made with grapes indigenous to Italy. Borreo Rosa is crafted from predominately Sangiovese and produced in traditional Rosé methods, resulting in a rich, flavorful wine.

About Borreo Ranch
In 1888, Italian immigrant and Napa grocer Felix Borreo built a stone and redwood winery on his vineyard property near Napa Soda Springs. Borreo planted new vines in addition to fruit and olive orchards. In 1992, the Miller family purchased the site, and the winery remained one of Napa’s last ‘ghost’ wineries – until it was destroyed in the 2017 wildfires. These bottlings are the Miller family tribute to Felix Borreo and this fruitful property.

Behind the Label
The illustrations of these botanicals on the bottle were designed by artist and Walt Disney’s great-granddaughter, Annabelle Rey Miller – a fourth-generation winery owner.

Pair the Rosa with this Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche Omelet recipe for brunch!

Rosa also goes well with Margrit's Barbecued Shrimp as an appetizer, Laura Werlin's Truffle Cream Mac & Cheese for winter comfort food, or a Burrata dish.

Borreo Ranch Sangiovese Rosa
Tasting Notes Light aromas of raspberry, white nectarine, rose water, and mineral notes. Dry and medium-bodied with juicy peach and tart white cherry. Lively acidity, with great energy and minerality and a long black raspberry finish. Reviews 92 points, The SOMM Journal, Meridith May, June-July 2021 issue
91 points, Wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 6/20/2021
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 11/1/2021 Vintage Notes The 2020 season was an unusual one, much like the year itself. The winter was warm and dry with rain and cold weather appearing at the end of March. The mild spring season provided an early start challenged by COVID protocols but progressed successfully. Summer brought very cool mornings and warm days. This build-up to harvest was interrupted by wildfires in late August and late September. The white and rosé wine harvest started in mid to late August avoiding the full impact of the fires, resulting in excellent quality wines.
  • Varietal 100% Sangiovese
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • Vineyard 100% Borreo Ranch
  • Harvest Info August 23 and September 4, 2020
    Average 22.3° Brix
  • Fermentation 100% Stainless-steel tank fermented
    No malolactic fermentation
  • Analysis 13.3% Alcohol
    6.45 g/L TA
    2.97 pH
    0.5% Rs
  • Limited Production 1,389 cases
  • Aging Suggestions Drink now!