2016 El Dorado "Balliamo" Marsanne Roussanne, David Girard Vineyard
A balanced white wine, offering up all the fun of a summer afternoon picnic, but with enough elegance to earn its place at your dinner table. Floral and fruity aromas lift out of glass, reminiscent of summers past. Each swirl releases a bouquet of Jasmine and lemon flower fragrances. Your first sip confirms it. This dry aromatic wine is loaded with sweet summer fruit and just a touch of dried herbs. As you might expect from the Marsanne grape, you’ll find classic spice and ripe pear flavors. The Roussanne grape in this blend brings intense flavors of stone fruit and herbal tea. Just a touch of Viognier in the blend adds a bit of lush texture. As in their traditional home in the Rhône region of France, these grapes are most often blended together and this is the perfect example of what happens when we do. A balanced white wine, offering up all the fun of a summer afternoon picnic, but with enough elegance to earn its place at your dinner table.