THE VINEYARD Oakley, a suburban town nestled where the San Francisco Bay meets the Sacramento River Delta is a terroir in transition, featuring ancient vines alongside modern housing developments. The clay loam soil vineyard produces grapes with sophisticated freshness and bright acidity. Because of the strong winds that come off the Sacramento Delta, the warm summer days cool off dramatically at night, allowing for more evenly ripened fruit. The only rosé from the San Francisco Bay AVA, Crown in Shadow is remarkably crafted from 135-year-old vines.
ÆRENA Wines’ 2019 Rosé is a youthful pale pink Vin Gris. Enticing aromas of white peach, orange zest, acacia flower and sugar cookies on the nose. Peach, melon, and guava delight the mid-palate with wonderfully bright acidity. A soft, silky finish of plum, brown sugar and melon.