Coyote Canyon Winery
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2012 Roussanne


Tasting Notes

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.

Winemaker's Notes

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 Notes

  • 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