Roussanne

Big Basin Vineyards

Homestead Block Roussanne 2018

Very nice, needs a bit more bottle time, guessing November, though completely drinkable now.

A chill in the air, a tangine of quail with preserved lemon & green olives, and a nice crackling fire, paired with the brightness and texture the 2018 Roussanne would be most proper. Or, something like that:)
— 8 days ago

Jeremy, Ericsson and 5 others liked this

Domaine Gilles Berlioz

Les Christine Chignin Bergeron Roussanne

Nose is psychotic floral. Like elite condrieu. Omg ridiculous. Like this extra thing going on I can’t explain.

Palate is elements tropical. Mineral. Crazy.

Bought from fass selections.
— 25 days ago

Andrew, Eric and 5 others liked this

Château Ollieux Romanis

Cuvée Prestige Corbières Roussanne Marsanne 2019

Vanilla and cream, developing into green fruits and minerality — at WineNot — 13 days ago

Domaine Pascal & Annick Quenard

Sous Les Amandiers Roussanne

Honey and whipped cream with baked pears on the nose. Dry, lightweight in body and pleasantly easy to drink. — 3 days ago

Paul, Severn and 3 others liked this

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2019

Lyle Fass
9.2

Mostly Marsanne and this clocks in at a whopping 15%! Nose is rich and ripe. Very pure. Fascinating Marsanne minerality. Buttery but high end French buttery. Smells big. Palate is quite elegant and shows less heat than the 14.5% Viognier. It’s still there but this is rich and dense for sure but also playful and light at the same time. Very juicy, lovely freshness and as the wine opens it retains more freshness and the heat goes away. Marsanne handles alcohol much better than Viognier. Nose gets much more refined and elegant as it airs out and wow that finish is super long. Really well made. Teetering between 9.2 and 9.3 right now. I’ll see where air brings this . — 15 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 1 other liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Circa J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Fresh nose with lemon peel, waxy pear and a touch of spice. Richly textured but still has a sense of focus with pear and orange fruit tones. — 19 days ago

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Covenant Wines

Mensch Lodi Roussane 2019

Nose of white floral, ripe stone fruit, stones and golden straw. Lemony on the palette, nice acidity slimming the round fruity notes. Quick finish. Good with smoked turkey.

In a blind tasting, I would never guess mevushal (thank you, flash detente). No cooked notes, but the texture has some vagueness, and some character notes stripped from the palette. Best mevushal wine I have had, and Roussanne is one of my favorite varietals. Repurchase for sure.

So far, thumbs up to the Mensch Zinfandel and Roussanne. Good job!
— a month ago

Ericsson, David and 1 other liked this

Caliza Winery

Kissin' Cousins Viognier Blend 2020

Ming L
9.2

Aromatic nose of ripe peach, Asian pear, ripe star fruits, honeysuckle, dried chrysanthemum. More stone fruits on the palate that’s lightly spiced. The medium body is nicely textured but not too viscous. Round fresh acidity.
Lovely white Rhone blend. Paired great with boiled chicken with minced ginger source.
— 5 days ago

Severn, Bob and 1 other liked this

Domaine Rouge-Bleu

Mistral Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2017

Tim L
9.1

Exceeds expectations in it’s HR review…exceptionally smooth palate medium bodied viscous deep red red berry blend…light bouquet and almost esoteric flavor with luscious balance. Only minimum tannin and acidity with no mysterious inexplicable taste elements like earth of turtles…yes, I expect to hear of that soon…or other overlay notes. — 6 days ago