For over a decade, Cyrus Creek Vineyards has produced but one wine, our well-received and always scarce Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4. However, for the 2016 vintage our gifted, and award winning fourth generation wine maker, Massimo Monticelli, who has been responsible for the great success of our previous vintages decided that in addition to the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon, he would, as he did only once before, produce for all our enjoyment, one barrel Rose of Cabernet. The hand-culled fruit arrived at the winery in virtually perfect condition; small-berried, deep black-blue in color and loose on the clusters, all coveted characteristics of Diamond Mountain clone 4 cabernet. The first 60 gallons of the precious free-run juice was set aside for immediate fermentation into Rose. The fermentation period was long and unhurried extending over a period of 12 weeks.