31% Roussanne; 63% Marsanne; 6% Chardonnay
We obtained the "secret" to making this "Rhone Style" white wine while visiting with a wine maker at an excellent small winery in the south of France . (and it is the addition of a small amount of Chardonnay to the Marsanne/Roussanne Blend). This wine was aged sur lie (on the lees or yeast) in French oak barrels (50% new) for more than a year.
A wonderful wine with a nose of lemon, subtle oak, chalk pineapple and minerals. On the palate this wine picks up a candied apple note and the oak is subtle. Medium finish and a good finish. 92 pts. Jon Glas 5/12/2010.