2018 Roussanne, Estate

2018 Roussanne, Estate
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Roussanne
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Roussanne
Aging
10 Months sur lees | 70% Ntrl French Oak | 30% New French Oak
Alcohol %
12.6
Summer Wine Club Release
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SKU: 18RSNST

Inspired by the blancs of Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, we aimed to produce a dry, wild wine reminiscent of the Old World.  Roussanne loves a long growing season and on our Green Valley estate ranch we are able to give it just that.  Often one of the last blocks to be harvested, it makes for a wine of luxurious textures and tertiary aromatics.  We harvest only a small amount of Roussanne from our estate, which is why it’s so special to offer it as a vineyard designated release.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Roussanne
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Roussanne
Aging
10 Months sur lees | 70% Ntrl French Oak | 30% New French Oak
Alcohol %
12.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Roussanne is known for its sometimes odd, always captivating un-fruity-ness. A true terroir-expresser, and it most certainly shines through in the 2018 Estate Roussanne. Classical aromas of beeswax and wet limestone flirt with unbridled notes of peonies and nori. A burst of luscious texture on entry, followed by a generous mid-palate of tart apricot, rooibos, gingerbread and marscapone. The finish is long and silky, brimming with flinty, wild earth. A cellar-worthy wine destined to be savored with complementary cuisine.
Winemaker's Notes
The 2018 vintage offered a mellow, cool Spring, robust Summer weather and a dry, easygoing harvest season… in other words, a picture-perfect vintage. After hand-harvesting and meticulous cluster sorting, this wine was cold-pressed and fermented in French oak barrels, with only native yeast cultures. Aged sur lees for 10 months with minimal intervention.
Estate Vineyards
100% Green Valley Ranch
Production
105 Cases