Lionheart Wines Roussanne Santa Barbara County Mcginley Vineyard 2007

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<p>The warm afternoons and cool evening at McGinley Vineyard allow for a long growing season resulting in finely balanced fruit with rich flavors and excellent acidity. The wine is barrel fermented and aged in a neutral French oak with 100% malolactic fermentation for an excellent creamy mouth feel.</p> <p>The Roussanne is made with a delicious twist: lemon-green color; pronounced tropical aromas of key lime pie, pineapple, apricot, orange blossoms, pear, floral and Meyer lemon; flavors build upon the aromas adding oranges over a balanced acidity and creamy mouth-filling texture reminiscent of a cool dessert on a hot summer night.</p> <p>Leon recommends serving this wine with grilled fish and pineapple kabobs, tropical fruit compote, pork dishes, Hawaiian pizza or key lime pie. It is ready to drink now with potential to age 2 to 4 years.</p>

Region: USA » California » Santa Barbara

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Color: White
Varietal: Roussanne
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Lionheart Wines:
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco.... Read more
Lionheart Wines is a boutique winery producing premium food-friendly wines. Our wines have crisp acidity, complex and layered aromas and flavors, and excellent mouth-feel, all of which combine into lovely, balanced wines ready to drink upon release but also with aging potential! We are proud supporters of The Lionheart School, Rebuilding Together - San Francisco and the SPCA of San Francisco. We donate 5% of each purchase when you specify which charity you would like to support. We have donated $2044.73 so far and hoping to greatly increase that number! The Lionheart School is having it's annual wine charity auction on January 23, 2010. Please consider making a donation to help them build a permanent home! Please explore the web site to find out more about our wines and how to purchase the wines. We have provided suggested food pairings along with the supporting recipes for your dining pleasure. Read less

Member Reviews for Lionheart Wines Roussanne Santa Barbara County Mcginley Vineyard

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.00 5
10/24/2008

Beautiful nose - marzipan and jellied fruits. Much milder in the mouth, but still very floral. Lower acidity and a bit floral, but nice. Would need something salty to balance it out. Delicate finish with just a little bit of spice.


Snooth User: lglover
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4.00 5
11/02/2008

1 Wine Dude Blog: Lionheart Wines 07 McGinley Vineyard Roussanne (wow... really?). There going for overall balance (my kind of winemakers! :-). Stirred on the lees in nuetral French oak barrels. The nose is OFF THE CHART! Kiwi, tropical fruits, and flowers all over the place. Totally killer.


Snooth User: lglover
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4.00 5
11/02/2008

Able Grape Blog 2007 Roussanne, Lionheart Wines. M, youthful, peach, floral, hints of wax and lychee, and a creamy note (100% malo, says winemaker). Pretty nose. Full bodied, with medium-high acidity, medium-plus alcohol, creamy mouthfeel, and a pleasantly long, grapefruity finish. Dig this. The winemaker, Leon Glover, said he’s going for a “distinctive, bold” wine, and I’d say he succeeded.


Snooth User: lglover
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4.00 5
11/02/2008

Dr. Xeno Blog 2007 Lionheart Wines Santa Barbara County McGinley Vineyard Roussane Only 26 cases…get some now!! C: lighter golden straw N: Great pear and peach, followed by some wonderful pineapple and blossoms of florals. Some creaminess and lemon custard here too. P: Full-bodied with intense pineapple flavors that seem sweet and yet the wine finishes nicely crisp with a little cream underneath and further tropical fruit from the nose. Very good!


Snooth User: lglover
91670124
4.00 5
11/02/2008

Wine Peeps Blog 2007 Lionheart Wines McGinley Vineyard Roussanne (Santa Barbara County, California): Lime, pear, and floral aromas. Pineapple and lemon also come through on the palate. Crisp acidity and a bit creamy. Good mouthfeel. Smooth finish. Very refreshing. Quality: 4 stars (out of 5)


External Reviews for Lionheart Wines Roussanne Santa Barbara County Mcginley Vineyard

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Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

The warm afternoons and cool evening at McGinley vineyard allow for a long growing season resulting in finely balanced fruit with rich flavors and excellent acidity. The wine is barrel fermented and aged in a neutral French oak with 100% malolactic fermentation for an excellent creamy mouth feel. The Roussanne is made with a delicious twist: lemon-green color; pronounced tropical aromas of key lime pie, pineapple, apricot, orange blossoms, pear, floral and Meyer lemon; flavors build upon the aromas adding oranges over a balanced acidity and creamy mouth-filling texture reminiscent of a cool dessert on a hot summer night. Leon recommends serving this wine with grilled fish and pineapple kabobs, tropical fruit compote, pork dishes, Hawaiian pizza or key lime pie. It is ready to drink now with potential to age 2 to 4 years. Analysis: alcohol: 14.47% pH: 3.69 TA: 5.7 grams/liter



<p>The warm afternoons and cool evening at McGinley Vineyard allow for a long growing season resulting in finely balanced fruit with rich flavors and excellent acidity. The wine is barrel fermented and aged in a neutral French oak with 100% malolactic fermentation for an excellent creamy mouth feel.</p> <p>The Roussanne is made with a delicious twist: lemon-green color; pronounced tropical aromas of key lime pie, pineapple, apricot, orange blossoms, pear, floral and Meyer lemon; flavors build upon the aromas adding oranges over a balanced acidity and creamy mouth-filling texture reminiscent of a cool dessert on a hot summer night.</p> <p>Leon recommends serving this wine with grilled fish and pineapple kabobs, tropical fruit compote, pork dishes, Hawaiian pizza or key lime pie. It is ready to drink now with potential to age 2 to 4 years.</p>

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