Sosie, White Blend 2019, Rossi Ranch, Sonoma County, California
Tasting Note: A substantial, Roussanne-led white blend with all the seriousness you expect but with a playful side filled with orchard fruit.
Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of pineapple, white peach, golden apple, orange zest and white blossom.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied white blend has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a golden-fruit-infused, medium-plus finish.
The wine has a complex midpalate with some notes of creaminess.
A robust white blend that would pair with more complex dishes as well as red meat.
Bottle Note: We live in the bear state of California but we are inspired by the wines of France. So we employ an old world approach to winegrowing that favors restraint over ripeness, finesse over flamboyance. Our aim is to craft wines that show a kinship with France’s benchmark regions. Wines are their sosie (so-zee). Blend: 52% Roussanne. 27% Grenache Blanc. 21% Marsanne. Vineyard: Rossi Ranch, California. Certified organically farmed. Harvest: 25 September 2019, 23.5 Brix. Fermentation: Native grape yeasts, co-fermented in barrel. No malolactic fermentation. Ingredients: Hand harvested grapes, tartaric acid, yeast nutrients, S02. Nothing else added. Vegan friendly. Aging: 10 months, 100% Neutral oak. 4 Barrels produced.
Tasting Date: September 29, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.