We at CAST Wines have had some extra time during the covid shuts-downs and our creative juices (literally) went wild. We used the time to explore new grape varietals and new forms of winemaking, the things you always wished you had the time to do. The result originally was: four totally new wines, and we’ve just added a fifth! These are completely out of the box for us – for the curious and adventurous among you!
THE FIFTH RELEASE – 2021
Rosé of Invocation is our 5th CAST Creative Lab wine. This wine was made from the saignée of our Invocation, American blend: 70% estate zin, 15% Watson old vine zin, 6% estate petite sirah. See what’s behind the label inspiration here.
2020 was a warm vintage with very low rainfall during the winter and a warmer than average spring. This led to an earlier bud-break. The warm weather continued through the growing season and accelerated the harvest by almost 3 weeks. The lack of rain led to a very low yield in the vineyard which helped create a nice intensity in each of the wines.
Strawberries and cream, toasted almond, lemon verbena, meyer lemon zest, high toned cherry, graham cracker-butter crust. Fresh picked strawberry on the palate with lemon curd notes and balanced finish with lingering acidity.
1.9 rs (g/l)