Stolpman Vineyards

L'Avion Santa Ynez Valley Roussanne 2008

Nose has bruised pear, warm vanilla, carmel poured on pineapple, sweet yellow apple, ripe pineapple, soaked golden raisin, tangerine peel and spring honeysuckle.

Palate has buttered popcorn, butter poached pear, fresh apricot, chamomile tea, (minor) candle wax, medium acidity, mouth-coating viscosity with a long finish; outstanding. This can hold in proper storage until 2022-24.

Last of our Stolpman stash; we purchased this in November 2012.
— 4 hours ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Circa J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Roussanne 2016

The aromatics are insane. Floral and fruit jumps from the glass. Blueberry. Honeysuckle. Bright and lovely. The body is substantial and requires food. Thick and rich. Opening took over 45mins. — 14 days ago

Yves Cuilleron

Les Vignes d'A Cote Roussanne 2017

Peach, apricot, honeycomb, clover, saline. Round texture on the palate. Medium to long finish. — 15 days ago

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E. Guigal

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne Blend 2013

Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of pear and apple with slight toasty oak and honey notes. Long finish ending with fruit and mineral character. Very nice drinking well now. — 21 days ago

Clive, Veronika and 3 others liked this

Domaine Gilles Berlioz

Les Filles Chignin-Bergeron Roussanne

One of my favorite roussane.

Nose is dense and complex. Orange peel. A hint of peat.

Palate is rich but elegantly so. Not over the top like much northern rhone roussane. Very very precise without a hint of blowsiness. Just killer precise linear tropical fruit.

As for the vintage ? True artistes do not stoop to arithmetics.

Bought from fass selections.
— 7 days ago

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Lillian Winery

California Roussanne 2014

Also from a number of days ago. The worst thing about this wine is that it was our last one. Another awesome wine from Maggie Harrison...and it’s drinking perfectly right now. — 4 days ago

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Shay A

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I’m still hoping to get one of those in the near future. Can’t wait to try it. Love all of Maggie’s wines.
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@Shay A, totally agree. Maggie is THE person in Williamet.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Domaine Mule Blanche Crozes-Hermitage Roussanne Marsanne 2018

“All my wines tells a story” is quoted by Caroline Frey and the back label, and I do Iove this story from start to finish. Make it a winter staple and pair it with a French classic, such as Sole à la meunière or a Chicken with cream and mushroom sauce.
La Mule Blanche from Paul Jaboulet Aine is an equal blend of Marsanne and Rousanne. It present a Burgundian like expression but a bit riper profile. Ripe primary fruit with grilled lemon, juicy peaches, honey and buttercup that is supported by a foundation of nuts and crushed stones. A lovely texture on the palate with good weight and density that is balanced by a savoury and fresh base note that holds the wine togheter throughout the finish.
— 6 days ago

Domaine Netofa

Tel Qasser Roussanne 2017

This 3 year old Roussanne from Israel is very interesting. Drinking very nicely now with a feel of an older white from Southern France.

Dark golden in color.

Showing over ripen citrus fruits, apples, honey, limes, earth, herbs, vanilla, toasted oak, light alcohol, spices and black pepper.

Spicy finish with black pepper and limes.

A good quality wine. I really enjoyed the nose here.

Much better after 90 minutes of airtime, so be patient.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers by the pool.

100% Roussanne grapes are grown in the Galilee region. Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 12 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 1998

Oh it was lights out. Perfect condition. 98 Blanc is a special bottle. Showed exactly how you want a mature white Rhône to be. Layered complexity and terrific depth and richness showing marzipan, dried flowers, acacia honey and fall spices. Longggg finish. — 4 days ago

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What a combo

Château de Beaucastel

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne

Quel beau vin. Tout en finesse. Remarquable
— 22 days ago

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