Roussanne 2014 – Paso Robles AVA, California
Roussanne is our signature white wine and a wine we say is the white wine for red wine lovers because it is an elegant wine in every way. Originally intended as a blending wine, this surprise superstar quickly made a name for itself and demanded to be bottled as its own varietal. We barrel aged this wine for 24 months in French and American Oak, and then blended a little of our Chardonnay to give the wine just the right balance. The color is clear and bright with a rich golden hue of light honey. It is so beautiful in glass you may be hesitant to drink it but once you do, you’ll be glad you did. The nose promises soft notes of honey, butterscotch, caramel and a hint of oak, graphite and slate. The palate backs all that up and more offering ripe apricot, light yet unsweetened honey and oak with a slight unsweetened butterscotch on the finish in an amazing mouth feel that is sure to make you want more.
Make sure you pair this wine with your traditional Holiday meals as it pairs with Turkey, potatoes, dressing, cranberry sauce, squash soup, honey glazed ham, and pumpkin pie. It is also recommended with pork, veal, salmon and dozens of different styles of cheese.