Light gold. Mineral-driven aromas of dried pear, peach and white flowers, with a subtle note of honey in the background. Sappy, palate-staining orchard and pit fruit flavors are braced by a lemony quality and given spine by firm minerality. An exotic spicy quality builds with air and carries through a long, smoky, chewy finish. Quite concentrated but this doesn't come off as heavy.
Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhone Valley wines are some of the world's greatest red wines. But keep in mind that the Rhone Valley is really two distinct regions. The Northern Rhone produces powerful, aromatically complex ... Read More »
Marsanne, the most widely planted white grape of the northern Rhone Valley, has a long history-- not in single varietal bottlings, but rather as a blending grape. In Hermitage, Marsanne is blended with Roussane to produce the white wine of the appellation; in our opinion, white Hermitage is one of the most overlooked great wines of the world. Incidentally, along with Roussane, up to... Read More »
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