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Horton Vineyards

Horton Vineyards
2013 Private Reserve, Roussanne, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Roussanne

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Horton Vineyards
2013 Private Reserve, Roussanne, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Roussanne

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of omelet, struck match, and muskmelon rind with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-length peach skin, butterscotch pudding, lime gelée, and toasted yeast finish with medium, fruit tannins. A fruity and creamy example of Virginian Roussanne.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Funky
Aroma Aroma: omelet, struck match, and muskmelon rind
Taste Flavor: peach skin, butterscotch pudding, lime gelée, and toasted yeast
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Duck Breast, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity and creamy example of Virginian Roussanne.

The Producer

Horton Vineyards

The Producer
6399 Spottswood Trl
Gordonsville, VA 22942
USA
1 540-832-7440

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.