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Forgotten Barrel

Forgotten Barrel
2017 Marsanne, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Marsanne

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .02%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26

Forgotten Barrel
2017 Marsanne, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Marsanne

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .02%
Light gold color. Fruity aromas of dried pineapple and apricot and coconut macaroon with an oily, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long melon with vanilla cream, peppered banana chips, spiced starfruit, and almond oil finish. A very supple and warming white sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried pineapple and apricot and coconut macaroon
Taste Flavor: melon with vanilla cream, peppered banana chips, spiced starfruit, and almond oil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very supple and warming white sipper.

The Producer

Forgotten Barrel Winery

The Producer
1120 W. 15th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
USA
1 888-620-8466

Marsanne

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Marsanne is a white grape grown most famously in the Rhone region. A wine containing Marsanne on its own or as the principal grape in the blend has exotic aromas of pineapple, peach and honeysuckle; many of these wines are aged in oak to bring out texture; there is also good acidity.

While it is used in white and red Rhone blends such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape (red) and Hermitage Blanc, there are examples of 100% Marsanne in the Rhone as in some versions of St. Joseph Blanc. There are several first-rate examples in Australia as well as in California and a few other states.

As Marsanne has exotic flavors, it needs to be paired with foods such as sushi or fusion cuisine. Given its limited production in most regions, prices are never inexpensive.