Rosé of Grenache in a Provence style when he was asked to make a wine for a pig roast at an Atlanta wine auction. It was such a hit that he continued to make it.

This was produced both by Saignée method as well as dedicated skin-contact method for the other. It utilizes two Grenache vineyards in Mendocino County and the Central Coast. It was hand-picked on the early side for the skin-contact ferment and the remaining portion was a saignée of his prized Melée wine. Tuck puts it another way as it is "an infinitely quaffable byproduct of some of our more serious reds."

This wine is purely and simply summertime in a glass. The 2014 Hogwash Rosé displays a pale salmon-pink color and a beautiful and lively nose that showcases aromas of watermelon candy, red cherries, red current and rose water. Medium bodied, it has incredible vibrancy that combines with its great finish to create a wine that is both a very serious rose wine but has something for everyone.

Region: California
Varietal: 100% Grenache
Tuck Beckstoffer creates world-class wines. As the President of Tuck Beckstoffer Wines he produces a dozen of Napa Valley's most exciting and sought-after wines. Working with a spectrum of varietals, Tuck gives the consumer unparalleled quality in a range of prices. Pioneers of the Napa Valley grape growing industry, the Beckstoffer family made the vineyards both their lives and their livelihood. When not playing in the vineyards, Tuck was learning about them. 1975 marked his first harvest, and since then Tuck can't remember a harvest when he hasn't tasted, smelled and picked the fruit straight from the vine. Extensive viticultural knowledge drove a desire to learn more about the winemaking process. Studies with winemaking legends in wineries both at home and abroad only whetted Tuck's appetite to create a wine of his own. After making Tuck Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignon in 1997 to critical acclaim, collectors and connoisseurs asked for more. That demand continues today.

According to Jancis Robinson, one of the many challenges facing rosé is its name -- to which Tuck says, Hogwash! His lighthearted pink wine possesses superb body reminiscent of a light red wine with a persistent, beautifully concentrated finish. Hogwash was created as an infinitely quaffable wine meant for any occassion, especially a nice summer day.

"Hogwash is all about fun in the warm summer months. Who could deny that most of our favorite summertime memories involve cold pink rosé, toes in the sand, body surfing, and a plate full of pork. The design is as simple as the winemaking itself, basic components, clear expression, and simple satisfaction."
- Tuck Beckstoffer

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