Donelan Venus Roussanne Viognier 2012 - SPIRITED Wines
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Donelan Venus Roussanne Viognier 2012

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Donelan Venus Roussanne Viognier 2012


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Our sites for Roussanne are in such cool spots that they continue to be the latest pick of the season, while remaining delicate in nature. The result is a classic duet of complexity and freshness, true to the Venus legacy. The decadence of the Roussanne is adorned with a small addition of Viognier.
Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County
Brand Donelan
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Wine AdvocateThe lovely 2012 Roussanne Venus, always one of the last to be harvested, this blend of 97% Roussanne and 3% Viognier spent ten months in neutral oak. Most of the Roussane comes from the Dry Stack Vineyard in Dry Creek (also well-known for its Sauvignon Blanc fruit). The 2012 offers sumptuous aromas of lychee, honeysuckle, rose petals, caramelized citrus and exotic tropical fruits (mango and tangerine). Medium to full-bodied with stunning purity, this dry white delivers both power and elegance, but I would opt for drinking it in its first 2-3 years of life.

Robert Parker, December 2013