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Roussanne, Santa Barbara County

Roussanne, Santa Barbara County Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: The 2004 Roussanne, Santa Barbara County like the previous vintages, has a focused floral-mineral aroma and flavors of lime, honey, and stone. Unlike our previous vintages, it is a blend of wines from two vineyards. Stolpman Vineyard (66%) adds high acidity, mineral and citrus. The warmer Westerly Vineyard fruit (34%) adds honey, spice, and has a softer mouth feel. As a young wine, it is classic Roussanne and should age for years. It was fermented in fifteen neutral French barrels. (360 cases) Stolpman Vineyard harvested on October

Varietal Definition
Also known as Bergeron in the french Savoie region. Semi-classic grape grown in the Hermitage-Rhone and southern Cotes du Rhone region of France. Still occasionally incorporated into white wine blends, (e.g: with the Marsanne grape wine), because of its acidity and aroma but finding less and less favor.


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