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2006 Sine Qua Non Roussanne Vin de Paille To The Rescue California (half bottle)
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2006 Sine Qua Non Roussanne Vin de Paille To The Rescue California (half bottle)

Producer: Sine Qua Non
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Roussanne
Origin: California
Region: Other California

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($100; for 375 ml.; 290 g/l r.s.) Orange-gold. Rich, pungent aromas of peach, apricot, floral honey and orange peel, plus a strong note of candied fig. Weighty, palate-staining pit fruit and date flavors are complicated by notes of honey and brown spices. Becomes sweeter with air while maintaining vivacity and focus, no doubt thanks to the 9.7 grams of acidity. The finish clings tenaciously and repeats the floral and honey notes.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
98 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Roussanne

Like its conventional blending partner Marsanne, Roussane is most frequently associated with the northern Rhone Valley. It joins Marsanne as the only white varieties grown in the appellations of St. Joseph, Hermitage, and Crozes-Hermitage. When blended, these two varieties produce rich, full-bodied white wines that reach their finest expression in...
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