2018 Lavender Ridge Roussanne – Murphys, California
A great lunch treat today. Picked up some fresh sushi nigiri in Angel’s Camp and brought it home. It consisted of Maguro (tuna), Hamachi (yellow tail) and Sake (salmon). With fresh ginger and wasabi it was almost complete.
Paired with the 2018 Lavender Ridge Roussanne it was “perfect”! This Roussanne is powerful with floral aromatics, with hints of peaches, pears and provided a rich and silky smooth mouthful texture. The fullness of body, almost a creamy sense, is the key contributor making this a unique wine! This retails for $28. Roussanne brings more acidity, elegance and aromatic complexities to the wine. His 2016 Roussanne won Double Gold at the 2018 Sierra Foothills Wine Competition. His 2016 and 2018 releases are now a standard fixture in the wine cellar!
To read more about Lavender Ridge, see a previous article: https://californiawinesandwineries.com/2020/04/08/traveling-to-wine-regions-while-staying-in-place-today-lavender-ridge-vineyard-in-murphys-california-in-the-sierra-foothills/