Sweet fruit aromatics of peach, Meyer lemon, minerality and melon. The flavors are a combination of white peach, some floral note, beeswax, honey, wet gravel, land spice. The finish is smooth with a touch of crispness. The addition of Marsanne adds depth and body to the wine.
93 pts, Gold 2022 Savor Wine Awards
Double Gold 2022 GNW Platinum Wine Awards
The start of 2020 was wet for Eastern Washington standards, some snow accumulated, and a few showers meant there was plenty of snowpack in the mountains and plenty of moisture in the soils to ensure vines got off to a good start. The spring continued the trend and vines started to push a little earlier than average. This early season growth seemed to set us on a path to early harvest, but the summer was consistent and did not make harvest start to early. Overall, the heat units were up but limited days in the triple digits had vines ripening at a steady pace. It was another season that saw smoke impact some areas, we seemed to miss the worst of it at our vineyard. The white wines were picked in early September and harvest went all the way to the end of October. The quality is amazing, and we can’t wait to share the wines with you.
Roussanne is a rich white wine with nice fruit, a creaminess and surprising amount of acidity to give it a crisp finish. We have been showcasing this as a varietal for many vintages and think it stands up well. It has the structure to stand up to food and the finesse to sip well all on its own.
We harvest these grapes in mid September, they are pressed and cold settled before racking and adding yeast. The fermentation is in a stainless steel tank and takes around 30 days to complete. The wine is then aged a few months before being racked, blended, filtered and bottled.