This wine is a blend of 63% Roussanne and 37% Viognier. The Roussanne is from Bennett Valley and the Viognier from the Sonoma Coast. Cloudy and golden straw in color. Floral aromatics with honeysuckle, tropical fruit and citrus. White peach, pear and citrus on the palate with a hint of marzipan on the finish. Round, textured with good richness, minerality and acidity. Quite substantial in body and finish, though a touch of heat on the finish.
I thought this was well above average, but remember being more impressed by the Pax Nepenthe 2006. There are also many other whites that deliver as much enjoyment at a lower price point. That being said, I have a soft spot for well made Rhône inspired whites — and this certainly qualifies.
14.3 % alcohol
265 cases produced