Fripo Valley Rosé Wine

"This seductive rosé of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc exhibits a youthful, pink color. On the nose, cherry and red currant aromas complement enticing notes of strawberry, peach, and pear. The 2009 Arriviste displays a mid-palate that is rich and creamy and carries a bright acidity on to the lingering strawberry finish..."

- Winemaker, Aaron Pott

58% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
12% Cabernet Franc
Harvest Fall 2009
Release Spring 2010

Saignée method, cold fermented for 6 weeks, sur lies and cold stored
pH 3.36
Total Acidity 0.5
Alcohol 13.5%
Production 610 cases
Optimum Drinking 2010 - 2012
Retail Price $24.00

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Vineyard Size 10 Acres
Vines 5,717 planted in 1997
Topography Valley Floor
Varietal Merlot
Clone 3
Root Stock 110R

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Everyone loves an upstart...

Inspired by "les gitanes," the gypsies of St. Emilion, Fripo Vineyards' Arriviste captures the high-spirited nature of winemaking. This vibrant, puckish rosé conjures images of summer twilights and harvest moons. While it hints at the flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc that frame it, Arriviste is not a wine to demystify. It is simply a wine to enjoy. Our Inspiration for Dry Rosé…

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Taste Fripo’s wines in a revolutionary format. The “Flock Box Collection” contains a selection of six 50ml glass bottles for sampling Fripo’s Merlot and Cabernet Franc blends. Blackbird’s wine samples should be savored shortly after their shipment date (typically within 6 months) to experience their true character.  Acquire or learn more