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Road 13 Vineyards Roussanne 2016 Wine Review

Road 13 Vineyards Roussanne 2016

Road 13 Vineyards Roussanne 2016

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Road 13 Vineyards

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A lovely, luscious, full-bodied BC white wine made from the Roussanne grape. Aromas of melon, white florals and baking spice. Pair with game birds and roast chicken.

This Road 13 Vineyards Roussanne 2016 was reviewed on June 23, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

It's not easy to produce a perfect Roussanne from one of the Rhone Valley’s most popular white wine grapes, but Road 13 Vineyards has with their Roussanne 2016 (98% Roussanne, 2% Viognier). Golden in the glass, the nose is pronounced with dried pineapple, apricot, peach and soft orange. On the palate, it is dry, delicious, mouth-filling, weighty but not heavy, with ripe tropical fruit, stone fruit and orange marmalade flavours finishing with a kiss of vanilla, honeyed citrus zest and an incredible vibrancy for food. In fact, it has all the vibrancy of a Sauvignon Blanc matched by Roussanne's power, poise and elegance. The initial fermentation took place in older French oak barrels, then concrete eggs and stainless-steel tank with monthly lees stirring giving this wine its rich and round texture. Pair with rich seafood dishes and buttered lobster. We paired it a fresh, pan-fried B.C. Sablefish. Drinking great now but could easily hold for three years. This vintage won Platinum at the 2018 - National Wine Awards of Canada.

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