Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden

Spiral 36 White Rhone Blend

9.057 ratings
8.918 pro ratings
Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon, USA
Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier
Top Notes For
Darren Delmore

Waltzin with French Onion soup...

Waltzin with French Onion soup...

Apr 3rd, 2016
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.6

The 20% oak kinda skewed the palate initially. Toned down after about 30 mins and let the fruit qualities come forward. Rich mouth ending with dippy mineral acidity.

The 20% oak kinda skewed the palate initially. Toned down after about 30 mins and let the fruit qualities come forward. Rich mouth ending with dippy mineral acidity.

Feb 13th, 2016
Christine Havens

Whatever magic is that Bill and Barbara Steele are conjuring in their biodynamically farmed Cowhorn vineyard, I hope they keep it up, the results are stunning. The 2014 Spiral 36 Applegate Valley White is a nuanced blend of Viognier, Roussanne, and Marsanne with extraordinarily pretty notes of dried honey, almonds, and golden apple. A vibrant acid backbone gives lift and structure to lush layers of orchard fruit, lanolin and a welcome note of spice. Perhaps dried ginger or as Bill suggested, a discreet touch Asian radish.

Whatever magic is that Bill and Barbara Steele are conjuring in their biodynamically farmed Cowhorn vineyard, I hope they keep it up, the results are stunning. The 2014 Spiral 36 Applegate Valley White is a nuanced blend of Viognier, Roussanne, and Marsanne with extraordinarily pretty notes of dried honey, almonds, and golden apple. A vibrant acid backbone gives lift and structure to lush layers of orchard fruit, lanolin and a welcome note of spice. Perhaps dried ginger or as Bill suggested, a discreet touch Asian radish.

Jul 31st, 2015
Andrew Wyse

Co-owner Klima Weinhandler

8.6

Great texture and surprisingly ample acidity.

Great texture and surprisingly ample acidity.

May 5th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Lovely white! Crisp clean and very refreshing on a beautiful sunny day.

Lovely white! Crisp clean and very refreshing on a beautiful sunny day.

Jan 25th, 2015
Stacey Gibson

Richly textured. Banana and pineapple. Yummy.

Richly textured. Banana and pineapple. Yummy.

Nov 8th, 2014
Don Schroeder

BioDynamically farmed and made. Little flabby for being picked under 22, but very lovey. Muted nose being killed by the chili next to me. Outstanding pallet

BioDynamically farmed and made. Little flabby for being picked under 22, but very lovey. Muted nose being killed by the chili next to me. Outstanding pallet

May 12th, 2014
David Bos

Great rhone blend! BD fruit!

Great rhone blend! BD fruit!

Dec 17th, 2013
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

8.7

Fun wine.

Fun wine.

Dec 12th, 2013
Mariel Wega

2011 vintage. Luscious but not as rich as expected- nice acid cut. Fruit salad- ripe pear, white peach, young pineapple, guava, honeycomb, lanolin. Interesting

2011 vintage. Luscious but not as rich as expected- nice acid cut. Fruit salad- ripe pear, white peach, young pineapple, guava, honeycomb, lanolin. Interesting

Jan 10th, 2016