About Roussanne White Wine

About Roussanne White Wine
Roussanne is white grape from France's Rhone Valley; it is used in the production of such white blends as Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Crozes-Hermitage Blanc and St-Joseph Blanc and sometimes even in red Rhone wines (it is permitted in small percentages) such as Hermitage and Cotes-du-Rhone.

Top Picks for Roussanne

City Winery 2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard Roussanne
89 points
$28
Yellow straw color. Aromas of peach blossom, marshmallow cream, and chewy spree with a dryish medium-full body and an interesting, medium-long peach pit, marzipan, and beeswax finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A mouth-pleasing California Roussanne for the Rhone lover.
Biltmore Estate 2018 Limited Release Roussanne
88 points
$19
Yellow straw color. Aromas of apricot pie, sweet cream, and sweet zucchini bread with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp lemon tea and whipped cream finish with soft, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A plush and welcoming Roussanne that glides across the palate.
Maryhill 2017 Proprietors Reserve McKinley Springs Vineyard Roussanne
88 points
$22
Yellow straw color. Aromas of wafer creme cookies, graham cracker crust, and creme brulee with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length nuts in caramel, butter-poached pears, and dried mango finish with moderate oak flavor. A silky-smooth and toasty roussanne.
City Winery 2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard Roussanne
87 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit supremes in syrup, mint tea, jute, and thai basil with an medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish conveying notes of fennel vinaigrette. An interesting rousanne that will be fun to pair with.