2007 Roussanne

This wine exhibits notes of rich, ripe pear with hints of citrus blossom and spice. Letting the wine sit and aerate brings out more complex aromas of lychee nut and star anise. The mouth feel is also very rich with a core of juicy bosc pear. There's enough fresh acidity to balance off against most fish or poultry dishes, especially ones that are more on the spicy end of the spectrum. The freshness of the fruit is best enjoyed while the wine is still young, but given its weight, the wine will age for another 2 to 4 years. In making this Roussanne, it was barrel aged in French oak barrels to give it a creamy well-balanced mouth feel and blended with Viognier to intensify the pear and tropical aromas.

Tasting Notes

Color: Clean, clear, straw like
Aroma: Pear, Citrus, Tropical Fruit
Flavor: Lychee, Pear, Root beer cola/spice
Texture: Smooth, crisp, well-balanced

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.3%
Total Acidity: 0.54g/mL
pH: 3.64
Residual Sugar: 0.15%
Composition/Blend: 91% Roussanne, 9% Viognier
Appellation: Lake County
Barrels: French Oak
Time in Barrels: 6 months
Cases Produced: 563

 

Suggested Retail: $30
Stock#: SN07RO

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