2018 Lavender Ridge Vineyard Roussanne – A Mouth Filling Wine

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The Winery

2018 Lavender Ridge Vineyard tasting room is located in the town of Murphys in the lower Sierra Nevada foothills. To read more about Lavender Ridge, see a previous article:


The Wine

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. Lavender Ridge Vineyard Roussanne has made my Best Wines of the Year since 2019. The current vintage 2019 retails for $30


The Food and Wine Pairing

While enjoying this wine last evening by itself, it is a perfect wine for fish and shell fish. It also works with spicy dishes with its mouth filling texture and flavors.

Lavender Ridge Vineyard 2018 Roussanne is always displayed in the wine cellar as an exceptional wine. This wine is one of the least expensive wines 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.





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