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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Rosenblum Cellars Dry Creek Marsanne 2003
Rosenblum Cellars Dry Creek Marsanne 2003
(search item no. 83627)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

"An outstanding effort, the 2003 Marsanne tastes like a white Hermitage from a domaine such as J. L. Chave. Its light gold hue is accompanied by aromas of flowers, crushed rocks, licorice, and quince. A layered, full-bodied palate possesses surprising power and potency. This big, textured white may not age like a Hermitage, but it should provide immense pleasure over the next 3-4 years."
-Wine Advocate

The Marsanne grape originates from the Hermitage appellation of the Northern Rhône Valley of France, known for producing majestic white wines. In the Dry Creek Valley, Marsanne has found the perfect new terroir, producing wines with the same characteristics yet even more flamboyant and exotic.

The floral bouquet is intertwined with hazelnut and stony peach-like aromas with hints of orange blossom and tangerine. The palate is extremely rich and layered with vibrant peaches, roasted almonds and honeysuckle.

The perfect companion to shellfish, pasta in cream sauces, or as an aperitif.

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About Rosenblum Cellars:

Rosenblum Cellars Winery is located in the historic Todd Shipyard Building in the City of Alameda. The picturesque building constructed around 1910 sits right at the edge of San Francisco Bay. Our view is spectacular, and the cooling bay breezes give us natural air conditioning. The grapes for our wines come from over 30 different vineyards located in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Contra Costa County. Many of the vineyards are over 75 years old, head-pruned and dry farmed. The old plow on our labels symbolizes our down-to-earth and natural style of winemaking.