Roussanne is a white wine grape grown originally in the Rhône wine region in France, where it is often blended with Marsanne. It is the only other white variety, besides Marsanne, allowed in the northern Rhône appellations of Crozes-Hermitage AOC, Hermitage AOC and Saint-Joseph AOC. In the southern Rhône appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC it is one of six white grapes allowed, along with Grenache blanc, Piquepoul blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picardan. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation also allows it to be blended into red wines.
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      We’ve just received this Press Release about Alta Colina Vineyard and Winery and think it’s pretty exciting news so we’re sharing it with you! Be sure to check out Alta Colina’s new digs and let us know what you think…opening later this month! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alta Colina Opens New Winery and Tasting Room After more than a decade of dreaming, Tillman family creates eco-friendly home.

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    • If You Don’t Know…Now You Know! 6 Santa Barbara Winemakers to Watch

      Perhaps the most exciting thing about following Santa Barbara wine is watching good people and their labels develop before your eyes. There are always new folks to meet and new wines to get to know. In my first post on this new blog, I thought it would be fun to profile a few folks that are somewhat new to this forum.

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  • SD Vintners Debut 2014 Barrel Samples At Fall Harvest Event

    … at the end of July. While the crop yielded 10% less this year, the small berry clusters were good with concentrated juice. When asked about the future of Syrah in San Diego County, he replied that, “Syrah was making a comeback”. The old Chardonnay rootstock at Orfila is now grafted with Syrah. Kind of a “Que Sera, Syrah” moment!…

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  • Eden Hill Holiday Wine Dinner

    … Pate, Latin Cocktail Meat Balls and Crudites with Curry Dip ​Wine pairings (2 Choices): Eden Hill 2013 Roussanne~ Dry White Wine *93 pts, Gold Medal, San Francisco IWC Eden Hill 2013 Moscato ~ Semi-Sweet White Wine, recently released Salad course: Eden Hill Holiday Salad – Baby Greens, Goat Cheese & Red Peppers Wine…

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  • Thoughts and Tips for Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

    … As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, folks start dreaming of a perfectly roasted turkey with all the trimmings. Everyone has his or her favorite side dishes—dressing or stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, or maybe even mac-n-cheese. Then, of course, comes the pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie! Things…

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  • 2011 Lillian Roussanne The name of this wine is on the back of...

    … 2011 Lillian Roussanne The name of this wine is on the back of the label! Hehe. This is some fabulous stuff. White and yellow flowers, pear flesh, and apple skin on the nose. Apricots, dessert peaches, pears, and the white and yellow flower bouquet on the palate. Like a baby Sine Qua Non - not surprising, given that awesome Lillian winemaker Maggie Harrison trained there!! 4/5 bones $$$$$ Roussanne 13.4% abv Los Olivos, California, USA …

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  • J. Lohr: 40 Years On The Rhone

    …, this will be quite worth spending an evening with, and you’ll see the benefit. 2012 Gesture Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, $30 It’s hard for me to resist a Mourvedre. There is something so seductive and inherently wild about it. If Syrah is a feral housecat with a bad attitude towards parakeets, Mourvedre is a stealthy bobcat on the prowl for some seriously juicy…

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  • Crisper Whites for Crisper Weather

    … such as winter squashes as well as meats such as chicken, veal or pork. As the weather gets crisper, and we find ourselves indoors more, don’t feel like you have to compromise and only drink red wine, especially if you are a white wine fan. Grab a scarf, polish those white wine glasses and enjoy the crisper weather. Cheers, Charlotte Chipperfield …

    Charlotte Chipperfield/ The Wine Key's Blog- 2 readers -
  • 2012 Betwixt White Wine

    … of perfume, honey and cream in the nose and mouth... in the mouth there is more white and brown sugar, nutmeg and honeysuckle, with contrasting minerality on the finish, its a well-made wine that provides another California take on French wine, and delivers a pretty decent value Taste 7 Nose 7 Value 10 28.00…

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  • Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    … and peachy fashion, with creamy richness in there too, but then other characters appear – some toasty spent-match notes, a hint of (nice) cabbage, an exotic passionfruit edge, and some earthy freshness (from the Chenin Blanc). The result is complex, satisfying and moreish. S Tags: Video Categorised in: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Stellenbosch, Video, Viognier, wine, Wine Education…

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  • From Glory to Maybe: Is Hermitage Still Relevant?

    … There is a bias in wine that singular expression derives from locating the most discrete source of the highest quality. The obsession with single vineyard bottlings is dominant in the fine wine world, and often these wines do offer the most interesting voices from a particular region. This focus obscures that some of the world’s greatest wines…

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  • 2008 Sanguis The Ballad Of John Henry

    … under the pressure and came out in about 8 pieces, the last of which required fishing... but despite the challenges and the potential bombast, this is a very appealing and elegant wine with tons of personality... the experience is of course deep and muscular, with cascading layers of black raspberry jam, anise, black tea, chocolate, exotic spices…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Winein Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Blenheim Vineyards

    … of Roussanne but Warren enjoyed the orange and tangerine notes. We couldn’t settle on just one favorite red. Of the red wines we tasted we both really enjoyed the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 Painted Red. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon presented plum and raspberry notes while the 2012 Painted Red presented notes of cedar, violet, smoke…

    Virginia Wine Timein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
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