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Cote de Lune Blanc, Saralee's Vineyard

Cote de Lune Blanc, Saralee's Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2003 Côte de Lune Blanc is a lovely blend of white Rhône varieties Rousanne, Marsanne and Viognier. The fruit for this wine was grown in Saralee’s Vineyard which is located in the cool growing region of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. This vineyard is known for being tended with great care, and yields fruit considered to be among the finest in the region. This is our fourth vintage of Côte de Lune Blanc, and it is a delight from start to finish! Complex aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, blossoms, and herbed tea with butterscotch in the background rise up from the glass, followed by layered flavors of luscious tropical fruits on the palate. This smooth, full bodied wine finishes with impressions of wet stone and butterscotch.

Varietal Definition
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.
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.
White grape of the Northern Rhône and primary constituent of white Crozes-Hermitage and St.Joseph it is also a permitted blend for red Hermitage. It produces wines high in extract and alcohol with pronounced floral and almond characteristics. Often blended with the more refined Roussanne for a touch of elegance. Seen as a varietal in the Victoria region of Australia, notably Chateau Tahbilk.


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