2018 Lavender Ridge Vineyards tasting room is located in the town of Murphys in the lower Sierra Nevada foothills. The Roussanne is powerful with floral aromatics, with hints of peaches, pears and with a rich and silky smooth mouthful texture, almost creamy. Roussanne on the eyes is a light golden straw color with medium to medium heavy viscosity. On the nose floral aromatics, hints of pear, apricots waft into the senses. On the palate, you are treated to a silky smooth mouthful texture. The finish provides a soft nutty almond, compounded with a hint of honey and distinct minerality.
This is a perfect wine for fish and shell fish. Lavender Ridge Vineyards Roussanne has made my Best Wines of the Year since 2019. This wine retails for $28.
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Lunch yesterday was a wonderful treat with Maguro sushi and a glass of 2018 Lavender Ridge Roussanne.
Dinner last night was a Thai chicken dish with sweet and spicy chili sauce. Accompanied was long and wild grain rice mixed with Quinoa. A fresh green salad with toasted almonds was also provided.
Lavender Ridge Vineyards 2018 Roussanne is always displayed in the wine cellar as an exceptional wine. This wine is one of the least expensive wine on the display row in the cellar but is still one of my all-time favorites!
If you have never tasted Roussanne, you are missing a delightful experience in wine.