Lucid Wine

L.02 "Urban Flora" Rosé 2020 vintage 750mL

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Flavor & Winemaking: Juicy red fruit (cherry, strawberry, watermelon) and a hibiscus-crisp finish. Darker than your average rosé due to several days of skin contact before pressing off the juice to finish fermentation in neutral oak barrels. The bright fruit & floral flavors are integrated with a buttery pastry-like richness from the barrel fermentation and aging.

  • Sensory Notes

    Bright fruit such as cherry, strawberry, watermelon, berries and a very refreshing flavor similar to hibiscus or cranberry. Subtle floral & herbal notes: lemongrass, mint, thai basil flowers, cherry blossoms. 

  • Winemaker Notes

    Saignée-style rose, fermented in neutral oak & aged 8 months on the yeast (sur lees). Saignee is the process of crushing red grapes and leaving the skins and juice in contact with each other for a certain amount of time- in this case 2 days - and then you bleed or “saignee” the juice off of the skins. Since the juice of a red grape is clear but the skins contribute the color, the amount of time you leave them together determines the amount of red color and red fruit flavors that you extract into the wine, and determines your rose color & style. Our rose is darker due to the 2 days on the skins, also giving it those lovely light red fruit flavors. Finally, we often blend a small amount of aromatic white wine (Viognier & Muscat) into the rose to add a tropical & floral note. After fermentation, the wine is aged in 15% new French oak & 15% cherry wood in neutral oak vessels to allow the wine to mellow out and obtain an extra depth & creaminess. 

  • Vineyard Notes

    Somers Vineyard, Lodi (Mission) & Cooper Vineyards, Sierra Foothills (Barbera)

  • Food Pairing

    WATERMELON BITES: watermelon, mint and feta. ISAAN STYLE CUCUMBER SALAD: cucumber, thai chili, thai herbs (mint, thai basil, cilantro), w/ a lime & fish sauce dressing (grilled shrimp & arugula optional). Most Thai & Mexican food, especially tacos with Cotija cheese & lime, especially fish tacos. Fruit (berries, watermelon). Anything with elements of lime or lemon, berry-style-fruit, saltiness, spiciness. Thanksgiving dinner, especially turkey & cranberry sauce. 

  • Music, Life & Literary Pairings

    Music Pairings: Days Like These by The Cat Empire. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd. Harvest Moon by Neil Young. La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald. Summer Vibe by Walk Off the Earth. Lovely Day by Bill Withers. All the Time by Bahamas.  Sweet Child of Mine by Guns & Roses (but the version by Cheryl Crow since it’s lighter and more fun). Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd.

    Life Pairing: Sunset drinks with friends. Hanging at the beach, pool, river, lake on a hot day. Festival life. Yoga in the park. 

    Literary Pairing: 

    “Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer.” ― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume


    “Take hold of your own life.

    See that the whole existence is celebrating.

    These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.

    The rivers and the oceans are wild,

    and everywhere there is fun,

    everywhere there is joy and delight.

    Watch existence,

    listen to the existence and become part of it.” 

    ― Osho


    Art: Monocular Bleed, Micah Crandall-Bear


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