2016 KJR Dry Rose of Cabernet Franc
Kelby James Russell Wines first began as a casual brainstorm at Red Newt Cellars, where owner and founding winemaker David Whiting suggested that a separate wine project might be an important creative outlet for Kelby. With a diverse selection of vineyards and wine styles, the label promises to bring something new to the wine world; ‘off-beat’ wines both in reference to their musical inspiration as well as their individual spirit.
“Given my long love affair with Rosé, there was never any doubt what the first wine would be,” said Kelby. “That it should also be sourced from 100% Cabernet Franc from the Nutt Road Vineyard, where my winemaking career started, only feels more appropriate.”
Filled with intense strawberry, grapefruit, and floral aromas, this Rosé was bottled just after the start of the New Year to capture all these flavors and prepare it for a Spring release. Best enjoyed while listening to “Vivir Lo Nuestro” by La India and Marc Anthony