Roussanne – Barrel Select 2016
The Roussanne has notes of butterscotch and plum. Lots of upfront fruit on the palette, and the 100% new French oak barrels in which it was aged blend with it nicely. Roussanne typically benefits from a little cellar time, which will likely be the case with this one. It’s a very rich and full-bodied wine, but pair it with a roasted pepper with a little goat cheese melted inside, and wow! Crystalline crispness and minerality appear. Truly a great example of how wine and food pairings can affect the tasting experience.
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