2016 Roussanne, El Dorado

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Roussanne
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Roussanne
Aging
9 Months: 20% Ntrl French Oak | 25% Stainless Steel | 45% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.4
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$28.00
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SKU: 16RSNED

The varietal takes its name from “roux”, the French word for “russet”— which relates to its reddish golden color at harvest. It is the noble white grape of the Northern Rhone where it makes long-lived Hermitage Blanc. It is also permitted in Châteauneuf-du-Pape as a blending grape for red and white wines.  In California it is gaining popularity as a single varietal or as a component in white Rhone blends.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Roussanne
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Roussanne
Aging
9 Months: 20% Ntrl French Oak | 25% Stainless Steel | 45% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Medium in weight with a supple mouth-feel and cleansing acidity on the finish. This wine starts out with aromatics of hazelnut, butterscotch, and straw bale before opening up to notes of quince, nutmeg, citrus zest, and white flowers.
Estate Vineyards
50% White Oak Flats
Local Vineyards
25% Elenridge | 25% Sierra Moon
Production
100 cases