Railsback Freres Les Rascasses Rose 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara
VARIETALS : 40% Cinsault, 35% Grenache, and 25% Mourvèdre
VINEYARDS : Camp Four vineyard
Railsback Frères began as a rosé project in 2014 by brothers Lyle and Eric Railsback, who call their rosé “Les Rascasses” (scorpion fish in French). Lyle does National Sales for Kermit Lynch, the importer of Tempier among other French greats. His brother Eric started Lieu Dit wines in Santa Barbara, inspired by wines of the Loire valley,
Inspired by their favorite dry rosés of the south of France, “Les Rascasses” comes from the Camp Four vineyard in Santa Ynez.
Made from a blend 40% Cinsault, 35% Grenache, and 25% Mourvèdre
This rosé is made “direct-to-press" similar to their favorite rosés in Bandol and Corsica.
Aromas of red fruits, orchard peach, and citrus combines with a bracing saline minerality.