Vallée Haute Vallée Basse (VHVB)

Crozes Hermitage Marsanne Roussanne

9.28 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Marsanne, Roussanne
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Sick nose, wet earth, hay, beeswax, minerals, great inner mouth aromas, so juicy, so dense, so fresh. One of the best white Rhone deals I've ever sold.

Sick nose, wet earth, hay, beeswax, minerals, great inner mouth aromas, so juicy, so dense, so fresh. One of the best white Rhone deals I've ever sold.

Mar 19th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.0

White flowers. Honey, mineral, very pure . Excellent ripeness. Freshness with Roussanne and richness with Marsanne.

White flowers. Honey, mineral, very pure . Excellent ripeness. Freshness with Roussanne and richness with Marsanne.

Mar 1st, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

80 Marsanne 20 Roussanne. Terrific wine a bit rounder but still precise.

80 Marsanne 20 Roussanne. Terrific wine a bit rounder but still precise.

Feb 24th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.0

Lovely nose. Earthy and mineral. Very aromatic. Terrific intensity. Very pure and clean. Loess soil dominates here. Terrific purity.

Lovely nose. Earthy and mineral. Very aromatic. Terrific intensity. Very pure and clean. Loess soil dominates here. Terrific purity.

Feb 24th, 2015
Tom Casagrande

I can’t think of a Rhône white I’ve enjoyed more than this one. So unique. Nose has fresh mint leaves , lanolin, yellow tropical fruits, musky flowers, and stones. Richly extracted but with beautiful balance, the flavors linger. Mineral and fruit swapping dominance in a harmonic wave. It’s almost tannic, which suggests significant skin contact.

I can’t think of a Rhône white I’ve enjoyed more than this one. So unique. Nose has fresh mint leaves , lanolin, yellow tropical fruits, musky flowers, and stones. Richly extracted but with beautiful balance, the flavors linger. Mineral and fruit swapping dominance in a harmonic wave. It’s almost tannic, which suggests significant skin contact.

Jan 11th, 2018
Tom Casagrande

Drinking out on the deck without a jacket on Christmas in Connecticut. Surreal.

Ah, the wine. This is the best white Crozes I've had. Gorgeous nose. Flowers, honey, sweet straw, bitter deep pear. Waxy, ripe, earthy, minerally. Great length. Put a piece of tape over the "Crozes" and I'd believe you that this was a white Hermitage. Delicious. ($22 from Fass Selections)

Drinking out on the deck without a jacket on Christmas in Connecticut. Surreal.

Ah, the wine. This is the best white Crozes I've had. Gorgeous nose. Flowers, honey, sweet straw, bitter deep pear. Waxy, ripe, earthy, minerally. Great length. Put a piece of tape over the "Crozes" and I'd believe you that this was a white Hermitage. Delicious. ($22 from Fass Selections)

Dec 25th, 2015