2007 Roussanne

2007 Roussanne


El Dorado

We fell in love with Roussanne years ago after enjoying a Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf du Pape from Beaucastel. Roussanne possesses a distinct combination of richness and acidity which together create a harmony and balance like no other white wine. In 2007 we have fruit from both the Elen Ridge and Fenuaghty Vineyards, both in El Dorado. They were vinified separately being harvested over a month apart. Both were pressed whole cluster and barrel fermented in neutral French oak sur lie, with bi-weekly stirring of the lees. Both went though 100% malolactic fermentation. The final blend is 50/50 Elen Ridge and Feanughty and was bottled unfiltered.\r

We call our Roussanne Tamarindo in reference to the balance of sweet and sour found in ripe Tamarind fruit that is analogous to the delicate balance of weight, acidity and fruit found in the best representations of this white Rhone varietal. Ours is a pale straw color and reveals aromas of honeysuckle, lemon oil, rose petal and quince. Balance and structure keep the waxy Roussanne character appealing while it is supported by lychee and pineapple flavors that linger with a long and refreshing finish..

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