This is made by Skinner Vineyard who are near the Sierra foothills in California, which was the epicentre of the gold rush. They make a few different wines, this one is a white rhone blend. So it would be similar to a white Chateauneuf du Pape from France. The main grape varieties are Roussanne and Marsanne. This is partly aged in oak, part in steel and part of the blend has skin contact. It has plenty of tropical fruit, structure and balancing acidity.
Rich nose yet with tension and minerals, savoury hints and aromas of peach pannacotta with herbal notes. The palate is rich with a creamy mouth feel, white stone fruit combines with minerals and fresh herbs. Dry finish with mineral acidity and powerful, persistent length.
The nose offers floral aromas of jasmine, lychee, and honey notes. The floral notes reappear on the palate, along with apricot, and mandarin orange. Medium bodied with good concentration and a refreshing ripe fruit finish. A Thai fighting delight!
Its sweetness makes this wine ideal as an aperitif served with mild cheeses, ham, and dried fruit and nuts. It is also excellent paired with sushi and fresh fruit desserts.
A lovely perfumed nose followed up on the palate with ripe flavours of zesty fruit and a full
long finish. Fresh, clean vibrant wine.