Prét à Boire
2017 Prét à Boire Napa Valley Rosé
2017 will be forever known as the fire vintage here in Napa Valley. Although we were unable to pick most of our Bordeaux varietals after Ocotber 8th, due to smoke damage, we were fortunate to have hauled in our Grenache and Syrah in September; allowing us the pleasure to offer you an allocation of Prét à Boire 2017 Rosé.
Prét à Boire 2017 ("Pret Ah Bwar") is a Southern French-style blend of 63% Grenache and 37% Syrah from our high altitude vineyards in the eastern Rutherford hills of Napa Valley. It is bone dry, crisp with mouthwatering acidity, exuding flavors of crushed fraises de bois, watermelon rind, and white peach. Prét à Boire remains the only Napa Valley Rosé that garners 90+ ratings by Wine Spectator and Antonio Galloni/Vinous.
Some of you may not be aware that the world lost George Rodrigue on December 14, 2013. He was 69 years old. George, and his wife Wendy, have been dear friends of ours since 2005 when we initially commissioned George to paint a "blue dog" for our 2006 Amuse Bouche release. A native of Louisiana, George launched his painting career in the 1960s. He was not only a magnificent artist; George was a true community leader, philanthropist and advocate of arts education, inspiring a new generation of artists through the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. Our hearts are heavy with George's absence. We are fortunate to be able to surround ourselves with so many vivid, vibrant reminders of his beautiful, whimsical outlook on life.
We produced only 400 cases of this vintage. With the 2017 vintage, we introduce a special label treatment: a rotating visual! We produced a few dozen 3.0 Liter double magnums, available on a first-in-basis. Each large format is hand-etched and painted with George Rodrigue’s Pink Dog (including the dog’s back side) and signed by Heidi Barrett.
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