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City Winery

City Winery
2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard, Roussanne, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Roussanne

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Certified Organic
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

City Winery
2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard, Roussanne, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Roussanne

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: peach blossom, marshmallow cream, and chewy spree
Taste Flavor: peach pit, marzipan, and beeswax
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roast Quail, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouth-pleasing California Roussanne for the Rhone lover.

The Producer

City Winery

The Producer
155 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
USA
1 212-608-0555

Their Portfolio

89 City Winery 2015 "Soho-vignon Blanc", Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County 14.1% (USA) $18.00.
91 City Winery 2012 Brut Nature Sparkling, North Fork of Long Island 12% (USA) $49.00.
88 City Winery 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $36.00.
93 City Winery 2014 Haystack Peak Vineyards Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $36.00.
93 City Winery 2013 Bettinelli Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $36.00.
84 City Winery 2015 Scopus Vineyard Reserve, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 14.1% (USA) $26.00.
90 City Winery 2015 Vin de Glaciere Uva Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.9% (USA) $22.00.
89 City Winery 2012 Brut Nature, North Fork of Long Island 12% (USA) $49.00.
88 City Winery NV Chazak Red Dessert Wine 15.5% (USA) $25.00.
94 City Winery NV Chazak Dessert Wine, California 15.51% (USA) $25.00.
90 City Winery 2015 Vin de Glaciere Uva Blanca Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.9% (USA) $22.00.
91 City Winery 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $38.00.
90 City Winery 2016 Scopus Vineyard Reserve, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.5% (USA) $28.00.
93 City Winery 2016 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Mendocino 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
91 City Winery 2016 Hyland Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 12.8% (USA) $36.00.
87 City Winery 2017 Rooftop Rosé, Syrah, North Coast 12.5% (USA) $17.00.
87 City Winery 2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard, Roussanne, Mendocino 14.2% (USA) $.00.
93 City Winery 2015 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Mendocino 14.1% (USA) $38.00.
92 City Winery 2017 Scopus Vineyard Reserve, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.5% (USA) $28.00.
90 City Winery 2016 Bacigalupi Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.1% (USA) $42.00.
90 City Winery 2016 Hyland Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 12.8% (USA) $36.00.
88 City Winery 2016 Alder Springs Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Mendocino 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
89 City Winery 2016 Downtown Local Alder Springs Vineyard, Roussanne, Mendocino 14.2% (USA) $28.00.
92 City Winery 2016 Au Naturel, Syrah, Santa Barbara 14.1% (USA) $32.00.
90 City Winery 2017 Scopus Vineyard Reserve, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 13.5% (USA) $28.00.
88 City Winery 2018 Rooftop Rosé, Syrah, Mendocino County 12.9% (USA) $18.00.
92 Wiseman Cabernet 2012 Haystack Peak Vineyards Kosher Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $36.00.

Roussanne

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
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.

Routine has exotic aromas of orange, custard, pineapple and even praline in some instances; these perfumes mean that food pairings must be very specific, as with Thai or fusion cuisine.

Routine has been popular with a few dozen artisan estates in California for the past two decades. It is also grown in Washington and Oregon as well as part of Southern France, such as Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon.