This wine is 100% roussanne from Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley.
This wine is quite different than our previous vintages...leaner, focused with more nerve. The aromas show classic roussanne characters of hazelnut, peach pit, a slight floral note and great minerality. In the mouth this wine grabs you from the start with refreshing, mouthwatering acidity. This is a wine that needs food to show off and also needs some cellar time to show its best...a few years will help but I predict that this wine won't even begin to show its best until about 10 years down the road! This may be our best roussanne yet, only time will tell.