Alban Estate Roussanne 2014 Front Label
Alban Estate Roussanne 2014 Front Label

Alban Estate Roussanne 2014

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Winemaker Notes

Alban Roussanne is a rich mix of honey, petroleum, hazelnut, and lemon zest notes that are unlike anything other than Roussanne. It pairs better with food than just about any white or red one commonly encounters.

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Another terrific barrel sample is the 2014 Roussanne Estate. Its light gold color is followed by classic, medium to full-bodied notes of orchard fruits, toasted bread, pineapple and crushed rock. I love its purity, and its overall balance should allow it to age for a decade, even though the safe bet is to drink them in their youth. Barrel Sample: 92-94
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Alban Vineyards is the first America winery and vineyard established exclusively for Rhone varieties. Conceived at a time when there were virtually only two "flavors" of wine produced in the U.S., they set out to introduce wine grapes that would offer oenephiles a new world of possibilities. Pioneering Roussanne, Grenache Noir and Viognier to go along with meticulously selected clones of Syrah, Alban Vineyards has guided consumers and producers to the enormous potential of Rhone varietals in California.

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California’s coolest wine growing area, Edna Valley excels in the production of high quality Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Rhône Blends and aromatic white wines. It has a cool Mediterranean climate and an incredibly long growing season, giving late-ripening varieties plenty of opportunity to develop great phenolic complexity.

Its northwest to southeast orientation creates a direct path for cool Pacific air and fog to penetrate the valley from the Los Osos and Morro Bay area inwards. Low hillsides of both calcareous and volcanic soils are home to much of the vineyard acreage of the Edna Valley.

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Full and silky in body but also charmingly crisp, Roussanne is native to the Rhône Valley of France. It is responsible for some of the finest Northern Rhône white wines. Roussanne adds richness and acidity to Marsanne’s soft, fruitiness, making age worthy and highly respected whites. Somm Secret—Roussanne takes its name from the French word, roux, meaning rouge or red because of the berry’s pink glow. In California, virtually all of the 339 acres of Roussanne come from true clones brought over by Tablas Creek and John Alban.

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