The 2021 vintage offered plenty of sun and warmth for the Roussanne at Ciel du Cheval to reach its full potential. Lemongrass, Granny Smith apple and chamomile intertwine seamlessly. Crushed stone and a creamy, honey-like texture is enjoyed on the palate. There is serious concentration and noticeable weight compared to recent vintages. The slightly structured finish balances perfectly with the juicy acid and savory undertones. Pair with your favorite mild Asian dish now or cellar for up to 10+ years.
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— Jeb Dunnuck
The 2021 Roussanne will be terrific, offering bright apple and apricot-like fruits as well as some floral and subtle honeysuckle notes. This medium-bodied, fresh, incredibly pretty and elegant white will drink well right out of the gate and should shine for 4-5 years.
Fresh Strozzapreti Pasta with pork ragu al latte, lemon, sage and pecorino; Spring Market Salad with baby spinach, goat cheese, snap peas, golden beets and lemon vinaigrette; Burrata with dried fruit salad, arugula, bread crisps
Behind the Wine
Roussanne is one of the few noble white grapes that can retain natural acidity & crisp structure nurtured under our beloved Red Mountain sun. As a single vineyard wine from the famed Ciel du Cheval vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA, the distinctive mineral complexity is the foundation of every vintage.
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is one of the oldest sites on Red Mountain. Here, the Roussanne grape flourishes under the intense Red Mountain sun.