Relish Roussanne 2012
Relish Roussanne is characterized by intense aromatics which includes notes of herbal tea and pear becoming more nutty as the wine ages.
The palate reveals rich, complex honeydew melon and light apricot flavors with a touch of mineral and a beautiful lingering finish.
Roussanne is a richly complex, white grape variety indigenous to the Rhône Valley of France where it is one of only two white varieties allowed in the northern Rhône appellations of Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage and Saint-Joseph.
In the southern Rhône appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape it is one of six white grapes permitted to be grown which also allows it to be blended into red wines.
Serve slightly cool (50-55ºF) with crab or shrimp cakes, lobster risotto, rosemary roasted chicken or Thai food.