90 Points - The Wine Enthusiast
Winemaker Bill Easton calls this Reserve Roussanne " white wine for red wine drinkers" for its level of intensity. Our Roussanne fruit in 2011 was fully ripe at harvest in mid-October. We kept six of our barrels separate and gave this wine an extended élevage on lees for 18 months. This Reserve bottling is made from these selected lots and shows amplified richness, complexity, and minerality.
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This Roussanne’s elusive aromas are resiny and honeyed with overtones of alpine wildflowers. The color is golden. Its flavors are dry, expansive, and otherworldly. Bottle-aged almost three years prior to its scheduled release. A rare European-styled Cali-wine that is wonderfully balanced and built for the long haul.
Only 143 cases produced.
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