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2016 Roussanne

Mild honesuckle notes, pear and crushed rocks. Medium body with a soft finish.

$20.00 per Bottle
$240.00 per Case
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Tasting Notes

Aromas of pear, white peach and honeysuckle. The body is light to medium with a good texture and crisp finish. The flavor profile mimics the nose with peach and pear notes along with some minerality.

Vineyard Designation

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

100% from our Coyote Canyon Vineyard. This block of Roussanne is planted down in the lower elevation at our site. It allows the grapes to ripen and feel the affects of the cool evenings. 2016 was a hot vintage and we tried to compensate by allowing this block to carry a little more tonnage than normal. The higher tonnage slowed down the ripening a bit and allowed the fruit that extra week or two that helped it gain more tasty flavors.

Production Notes

90 cases

Winemaker Notes

Roussanne has been a great varietal to work with. New to me when I started in 2013 I'm starting to get a better feel for this grape. It has unique profile that shines. I think of it as having a wet rock component and slate with the subtle fruit notes. I play around with the percentage of Viognier that I blend each year, this vintage got 10%. One of the first things we pick each year I know harvest is going to get rocking when we bring this in.

Awards

Gold - 2017 Denver International Awards Silver - Tri-Cities Wine Awards
Vintage 2016
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Roussanne
Varietal Composition 90% Roussanne 10% Viognier
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Harvest Date September 15th 2016
Sugar 11g/l
Acid 5.6g/l
PH 3.45
Aging 5 months stainless tank
Ageability 5 years
Fermentation Cold stainless steel
Bottling Date March 8th 2017
Residual Sugar 1.1%
Alcohol % 14.8%
Size 750 ml