My first time trying the white from this top producer of Rhone varietals based in Ventura.   This is a blend of 41% Roussanne, 36% Chardonnay, 15% Viognier, and 8% Marsanne.  Deep golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lots of smoke/char along with wax, oranges, peaches and minerals.  Full bodied.  Slight tannins.  On the palate, the smoke notes are a bit more like gun powder.  Plenty of peach and slight citrus with a bit of "bitter wax" on the finish.  This is young and in need of time.  Consumed over two days, it really didn't change much at all.  Perhaps on day 2, a bit less Chardonnay seemed present.  Rhone whites can be tricky but hold for five years and then drink over fifteen.  It worked well with a cranberry walnut salad but could certainly hold up to bigger foods such as Salmon.  13.4% abv.  This has a lot of potential for improvement over the next five or so years.  


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