This wine makes me think of minerality, it is hard to describe the exact taste but it is a combination of lemon and slate. The wine is light, bright and refreshing. Star fruit with lemon zest is an image this wine conjures in my mind. A great wine to pair with seafood.
This has been one of my favorite surprises since starting to make wine with Coyote Canyon, I have always enjoyed Roussanne but never thought that much about it. This block of fruit seems like it makes itself, the clarity and brightness seem to come through with very little help from me. I blended a little Viognier into the wine to add some complexity and depth to the finish but overall just love drinking this wine. If you come visit me at the winery and this is still in tank there is a good chance I will want you to try it. I am starting to get a feel for what we can do with this grape. The wine is made in 100% stainless steel to highlight the fruit aspect of the varietal. The grape is picked early enough to maintain its natural acidity which helps give the wine a crisp finish.
- Blend Composition: 96% Roussanne, 4% Viognier
- Residual Sugar: 1%
- Alcohol by Volume:13.4%
- Bottling: April 8, 2015
- Cases Produced:103
- Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
- AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
- Winemaker: Justin Michaud
- Grower Degree Days: 3164
Double Gold - 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Gold - 2015 Denver International Wine Competition