…St-Joseph is a bastion , although white grapes such as Marsanne and are also allowed in the blend. (A very small amount of white wines based on these two varieties are made.)
Stylistically, St-Joseph reds fall into two categories, which are influenced by a north-south split. Wines from the southern zone, which stretches from Tournon-sur-Rhône to and comprises six villages ( Lemps, , Mauves, Vion, and St.-Jean-de-Muzols…
…27% viognier, 25% grenache blanc, 25% marsanne, 22% roussanne. Pale straw-gold color; graham crackers and camellias, subtly earthy and perfumed; spare and elegant; hints of roasted lemons and pears, bare touch of spiced peach; very dry but juicy and flavorful, with scintillating acidity and chalky limestone elements; beautiful balance, tone and presence. Excellent. About $ 27.
…2012 Saint Joseph Silice Blanc ( 100% Marsanne) is a ripe, soft and deliciously quaffable effort that gives up notes of white currants, sauteed peached, flowers and buttered nuts. Medium-bodied, rounded and supple, it lacks a little cut and definition, yet is still a fun drink. Enjoy it over the coming year or two.
Another rising star in the appellation that needs to be on every reader's short list, Domaine Coursodon is run by the young, talented Jerome Coursodon. A fifth generation …
The regenerated village of St Peray could not wish for a more energetic ambassador than Yves Cuilleron, and this is an outstanding example which combines Marsanne's waxy lanolin complexity with an amazing freshness, with notes of fennel and even eucalypt behind a mid-palate of poached pear and greengage.
Yves Cuilleron compares 2012 to 2011; for him the vintage has more concentration and power than its immediate forebear. His house philosophy, …
…the mineral, high-acid Grenache Blanc and the and gentle elegance of Marsanne served to polish the Viognier rather than change its character. The resulting blend is 34% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Marsanne and 6% Roussanne, all aged in stainless steel.
Tasting notes: An immediately appealing nose of honey, pear, tarragon, jasmine and peach. In the mouth it is luscious with flavors of peaches and cream, a hint of gingery spice, and then finishing clean and fresh, …
Variety: 60%, 20% , 20% roussanne
Price: $ 10.00
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.
It's a new wine to therange - a blend of ( 62%), ( 26%) and viognier, mostly grown in the and sub-regions of the (though the viognier is from the ).
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2012 Cass Paso Robles Marsanne Rousanne I had fun trying to figure out what wine to bring for the California themed wine dinner mentioned above. The main course was Roast Lemon Chicken with Avocado Tagliatelle pasta, so finding something with some substance but also capable of handling the citrusy lemon and the avocado flavors was the challenge. I got some good input on Twitter and Google+, and selected this Rhone-style white blend for Paso Robles. I was pretty pleased …