Russian River Valley Rosé

Crisp and packed with flavor, Royal Prince Rosé comes from the cool, foggy western hills of the Green Valley subzone of the Russian River Valley appellation. Picked expressly to produce rosé—rather than bled from a tank as a saignée—the grapes were hand-harvested at night and whole-cluster pressed, working in tandem to retain vibrancy and freshness.

Tasting Notes

On-Scene, Real-time Knowledge

Maayan’s role as Director of Winemaking for Atelier Melka finds him making the rounds in the vineyards of nearly every AVA in Napa and Sonoma Counties, from the pop of the first Pinot Noir bud in Russian River Valley all the way through the season until the last Cabernet Sauvignon berry is picked on Howell Mountain.

What this means is that he has a running list in his mind of the best-performing AVAs in the North Coast, even before harvest begins. In this way Maayan can focus his energies on the very best-performing sites and “sweet spots” when choosing fruit and wines to buy for the Royal Prince label.