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Dec292010

Doyenne 2009 Roussanne - Red Mountain, WA

Another impressive wine from Chris Upchurch and Delille Cellars. The Doyenne label’s focus is on wine varietals traditionally from the Rhône Valley. The 2009 Roussanne is restrained, yet elegant, with a complexity that is simply spectacular. Floral notes of dried wildflowers, citrus and honey is fresh and inviting. On the palate the wine is rich and silky with honeysuckle and notes of Moroccan preserved lemon rind. Balanced with a beam of fresh acidity. Only 500 cases were made with aging done primarily in stainless steel tanks (six months) and just 30% aged in neutral French oak for three months. Well worth seeking out.

price: $32/b
drink: now to 2012 

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