SR Tonella Cellars Napa Valley Rose - 4th generation vintner, sustainably farmed.
2016 S.R. Tonnella Napa Valley Rose
Brilliant in both color and taste. Juicy cherry, orange and citrus notes with a well rounded mouth feel, progressing to a lingering finish of citrus and cherry. Proprietary blend of Syrah, Grenache, Merlot and Pinot Noir. At a very nice price for Napa fruit. Steve Tonella's wines are from organic or sustainably farmed vineyards.
S.R. Tonella Cellars is the culmination of over 100 continuous years in the wine business in Rutherford, Napa Valley. From great uncle Joseph Ponti, the winemaker for 43 years at Beaulieu Vineyards, he passed down to Steve Tonella's grandfather, Louis, the Niebaum-Tonnella vineyard. Steve's father Raymond inherited the knowledge of the vine.
Steve continues this heritage and spirit. Historical events have been written after-the-fact but living history is made every day with family, friends, co-workers and casual encounters. It’s those relationships, the real events in our own histories, which have a meaningful impact. S. R. Tonella Cellar’s aspiration is that their wine is shared to create some small but memorable piece of history. Salud!