$24.00 Retail (from winery)
160 cases produced
This wine is brilliant golden yellow in the glass. The nose is dominated by honey, with pear and gardenia notes. The honey continues on the palate with mineral and buttery oak notes. Creamy, viscous mouthfeel with big but reasonably appropriate alcohol for this variety. The finish is also honey-dominant with nuances of dried tropical fruit.
This big, mature 2004 Roussanne is definitely food-friendly. Full malolactic fermentation and 10 months in barrel make for an excellent companion to BBQ and grilled meats. Should support and integrate with those types of dishes well without overpowering. This wine is at its peak and should be enjoyed within the next 2-3 years.
Good, with appealing characteristics.