Lot 767 | 2019 Santa Barbara
A super small lot of a Rhône icon! One of the rarest white wines on the market.
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- Santa Barbara
- Alcohol by Volume
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- Now through 2025
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Roussanne is the backbone of the greatest white wines of Hermitage and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Notoriously difficult to grow, it’s been planted in French vineyards for hundreds of years but it only made its way to California in the 1980s courtesy of the “Rhone Rangers” – a group of iconic American winemakers largely responsible for spearheading the emergence of Rhône varietals stateside.
Lot 767 comes to us from one of these “Rhone Ranger” wineries, produced from a hillside block of one of the state’s most famous vineyards and using a clone that originally came from Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s Beaucastel. Aged in French oak barrels previously used for Burgundian Chardonnay, the wine is a fantastic cool-climate expression of this rare white grape, showcasing a rich flavor profile with a bright beam of acidity.
Excellent wine for its price
I did not recall ever having a Roussanne before so we bought one bottle to try. We are very pleased with its complexity and flavor and now consider it one of the best Cam whites at that price point.
Great Summer Wine
We really enjoyed this! It was very refreshing and went awesome with our seafood feast!
Grab some seafood
Fresh and vibrant with a finish that never ends. Crab cakes anyone?
from California--who knew?
We have really enjoyed single varietal Roussanne from the Rhone, even more so than the usual blends. This was nice, great nose, almost enough acid, nice balance but a bit "bready"
One of the very few CH wines that I didn't really like. Still ok and can see it pairing well with lighter dishes. Have had single varietal Roussanes before that seemed to have more structure and fruit than this one.
wow wow wow, unique flavor profile, smooth, great at the end of the workday, well chilled
wonderful flavors, smooth and crisp. unique flavor combo. more please!
Bold and Delicious
So many flavors and full of body. I'm mostly a red drinker but this is a new favorite white for me. Pairs better than drinking alone but I'm not unhappy with a glass of this on the patio.
Not a fan
They can't all be rated 5 stars, right? It's a little flat and boring for our tastes. It doesn't have big, over the top flavors - just mild florals and melons. It's not terrible, it's just not a favorite.
This is my first Roussanne and I really enjoyed. The apricot / peach element is very noticeable. The acidity is right on the money and the finish is lingering.