Roussanne is one of the 3 Rhone Valley’s white varietals and is a wonderful aromatic wine that displays a pale golden color. The wine was aged Sur-Lee to create more complexity and mouthfeel. The nose reveals aromas of honeysuckle, candied almonds and hints of sun ripened peach, while the well rounded buttery mouthfeel finishes with a great after taste of clover honey. 0.8 % residual sugar is left in the wine which makes this wine a perfect wine for sipping or served with light salads or fruity desserts.
The Rousanne grapes were handpicked, pressed as whole clusters, and fermented in a stainless steel tank. The wine had extended contact with the lees which gave it more body and a rounder mouth feel. It was a very cool and slow fermentation but the payback is a very flavorful and aromatic wine.
- Residual Sugar: 0.8 %
- Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%
- Cases Produced: 111
- Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
- AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
- Winemaker: John J. Gabriel
Silver - 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Awards
DOUBLE GOLD - 2013 Wine Press NW
Gold - 2013 BTI World Wine Championships *92 Points
Gold - 2013 Seattle Wine Awards
Silver - 2013 Tri-Cities Wine Festival