LIB: 2017 Stone Crusher Roussanne

2017 Stone Crusher Roussanne

While skin ferment whites are fascinating for many reasons, most exciting for us is the incredible versatility at the table.

El Dorado

Purchase

750 mL $40

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We started making skin ferment Roussanne back in 2007 before the term orange wine was even coined. Initially made this way in hopes of driving the natural fermentation to complete but by 2009 Jared & Tracey decided the potential for such a wine, especially with food pairings, was extraordinary and they never looked back. This is their 8th vintage making Stone Crusher.

With chewy tannins reminiscing a red varietal, this wine finds its perfect balance to the rich, fruity structure of Roussanne. If you have the patience to wait, this wine will age slowly and beautifully. Tannins will integrate, revealing a depth and concentration with endless freshness.

Tasting Note: This wine plays on your senses beautifully, with a savory nose and a fruity but tannic mouthfeel. Your palate experiences an array of flavors from peach skin, to Asian pear and gravenstein apple and the perfect touch of a mineral driven finish. The journey of fruit flavor feels easy, effortless even. But then the hefty, and perfectly rough tannins ground you and prepare you for a long and dry finish.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Elen Ridge
  • Varietal: Roussanne
  • Age: Planted 1998
  • Elevation: 2400 ft.
  • Soil: Fine-grained loam, acidic residuum weathered from granite
  • Harvested: Aug 30, 2017
  • Pressed: Sept 13, 2017
  • Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria, 13 days in open top wood vat
  • Barrel aging: 10 months in neutral French oak
  • Bottled: Aug 10, 2018
  • Production: 262 cases
  • Release date: Spring 2019

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