92 Points, Paul Gregutt Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Roussanne is a richly complex and unique white grape varietal, indigenous to the Rhône Valley of France. Fermented in stainless steel, our Roussanne invites you to an elegant tasting journey which begins with a nose of herbal tea, lavender, lemon zest and honeysuckle. On the palate, its seductive mouth feel with a hint of minerality ends with a lingering finish.
Perfect with grilled halibut, roasted chicken or rich shellfish like lobster and scallops.
The fruit was whole cluster pressed, clarified and fermented. One third of the blend was fermented in new French oak, one third in neutral oak and one third in stainless steel. The fermentation was done at cool temperatures to preserve the aromas. The barrel portion was stirred on the lees. The results speak for themselves in the mouth feel of the wine which is rich and textural. The fruit was preserved with only hints of oak.
Drink now and over the next couple of years.
Vineyards: Dineen Family Vineyard
AVA: Columbia Valley
Release Date: May 2013
Cases Produced: 125
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 750 ml