2018 Grenache/Gamay Rosé

Arroyo Seco AVA, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, CA

  • Producer

    Joyce Wine Co.

  • What we love

    One of Monterey’s rising stars, Russell Joyce crafted his pretty and delicately pale rosé with a zesty mix of Gamay and Grenache. Fruit for this thirst-quenching rosé comes from the Cedar Lane and Sun Star vineyards in Monterey. Fermentation begins naturally and vinification/aging are done in stainless steel to preserve its fresh fruit flavors. The 2018 Joyce rosé is fruit-forward and satisfying, showing notes of tart red fruit, citrus, and salty sea air.

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About this Wine

2018 was an excellent vintage for Monterey, producing terroir-reflective and ‘sun-kissed’ bottles. Crafted this year from 63% Grenache and 37% Gamay – the Grenache gives this wine finesse and a fruity presence in the glass while the Gamay adds pop. Just 800 cases made.

This stylish Grenache-based rosé will most definitely enjoy its time with your local cuisine, the beach, and your friends. Cheers!


  • Technical Data
  • Blend: 63% Grenache, 37% Gamay
  • Alcohol: 12.5% | pH: 3.18 | Residual Sugar: 0.04 g/L
  • Appellation notes: Perhaps the most highly regarded appellation within Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA benefits from a combination of warm morning sunshine and brisk afternoon breezes, allowing grapes to ripen slowly and fully. The result is concentrated, flavorful wines that retain their natural acidity. Wineries here do not shy away from innovation and place a high priority on sustainable viticultural practices.
  • Drink now through 2020

Russell Joyce

Owner + Winemaker

As a kid, Russell Joyce would come home after baseball practice and help pick grapes in his father’s yard with his cleats still on. Now, his dad’s hobby (“Drink wine and stomp up the grapes,” as Joyce puts it) has grown into a family business, and Joyce, 33, is coming into his own as a winemaker – and proving to be a very innovative and talented one at that.

The boutique winery hand-crafts artisan wines from both their small estate vineyard in Carmel Valley as well as from several other special vineyard sites throughout Monterey County, partnering with local farmers who respect the land and the coastal terroir.

Joyce Wine Co.'s entire portfolio of wines are some of the best in Monterey. This winery is a label to watch and should you find yourself in Carmel Valley, be sure to stop by their lovely tasting room.



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