WSI93+ Vibrant and refreshing. Fun and food-friendly with ample acidity and texture. A classic Provençal blend of Grenache and Syrah. Aromas of white spring rose, under-ripe watermelon and honeydew. Tastes like white cherry, peaches, pear and nectarine. This wine is just as light and bright on the palate as it appears in the sunlight. Varietal blend is Grenache and Syrah. 12.5% alc. Whole-cluster press, temperature controlled fermentation, stainless steel aging. Screw cap closure.
“The pursuit of a true American rosé. Inspired by classic Provence technique and style, with California grapes.” Winemaker Julien Fayard
Our approach with Rosé is uncompromising: only fruit grown to be Rosé is used (never any juice bleed off from riper red wines) and it’s whole-cluster pressed into neutral French Oak barrels just like all our other white wines. This ensures a fresh and food-friendly feel, but with the textural richness and complexity that barrel aging provides.
Warmth, depth, expressive fruit, big and bold but always with a certain level of restraint that shows elegance, brightness and lift. Fayard’s personal style is immensely appealing. These are all current releases from his personal brand JF and JUSTPINK!, as well as the pristine Covert Estate in Coombsville.
With more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence.
Originally from France, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing quality rosé at his family’s winery in Provence. In Bordeaux he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. In Napa, he was Philippe Melka’s director of winemaking for a few years before launching his own projects.