2017 Roussanne

Oak Regime:  Stainless Steel Tanks
Alcohol:  14.0%

The 2017 vintage of Roussanne opens with nuances of ripe, juicy pear. Served in a wide-mouthed Montrachet glass, the wine shows aromas of golden apple, baking spices, and subtle Meyer lemon. This wine has a rich mouthfeel and flavors of poached pear, marzipan, and lemon. Drink now and enjoy with cheesy risotto topped with spring peas and seared scallops."
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

Following a long cold spring and late start to the growing season, the 2017 summer was both warm and dry, resulting in small and highly concentrated berries. A cool August and September followed, which allowed the grapes to retain intense fruit aromatics and fresh natural acidity. Due to the slow cool weather after veraison, each parcel of fruit was allowed along ripening period, leading to impressive flavor and tannin maturity.