Lionheart Wines White Rhone Blend Russian River Valley Saralee's Vineyard 2007

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This blend of Marsanne (66%), Rousanne (33%), and Viognier (1%) is an elegant, unique, almost "ethereal" wine - a sec...

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Excellent California white rhone, made in a rhone style with a touch of California terroir. Would pair well with Summer outdoor cuisine, e.g. seaf... Read more

The Angel's Share by Lionheart Wines is an excellent alternative to Chardonnay. It has a bit of oak, full malolactic fermentation for a pleasant v... Read more

This blend of Marsanne (66%), Rousanne (33%), and Viognier (1%) is an elegant, unique, almost "ethereal" wine - a secret to share with intimate fri... Read more

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Snooth User: dynowine
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4.00 5
07/16/2010

Excellent California white rhone, made in a rhone style with a touch of California terroir. Would pair well with Summer outdoor cuisine, e.g. seafood, avocado on crackers, lime chicken. Pop and pour. Tested at 58 deg F. Improved with air time. Nose of creamy lemon, lime and mineral. In the mouth has a round, smooth, and creamy feel as it concentrates tasty lemon, green nectarine, and green apple flavors followed by hints of lemon-orange, bits of tropical fruit, some mineral or stone and oak. Finishes with citrus tones and a hint of bitter herbs. Nicely balanced against the acid. Body medium plus, acid medium, off-dry to dry. 13.5% abv. 66% marsanne, 33% rousanne, 1% viognier. Delicious.


Snooth User: Nodens1
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/19/2007

The Angel's Share by Lionheart Wines is an excellent alternative to Chardonnay. It has a bit of oak, full malolactic fermentation for a pleasant viscocity and the wine goes very well with food. The flavor profile reflects the typical flavor profile of high-end white Rhone blends. There is a small amount of Viognier added which gives excellent aromatics and a bit of oiliness in the mouthfeel.


External Reviews for Lionheart Wines White Rhone Blend Russian River Valley Saralee's Vineyard

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Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

This blend of Marsanne (66%), Rousanne (33%), and Viognier (1%) is an elegant, unique, almost "ethereal" wine - a secret to share with intimate friends on a warm summer day. Pronounced aromas of lemon, lime, mineral, white floral, hint of black tea, pear, kiwi, sweet spices and matching flavors with the addition of hazelnut with a creamy texture are layered over a firm acidity core mellowed by barrel aging in nearly neutral French oak for 8 months allowing the flavors to marry and develop enjoyable complexity. 50% of the Marsanne did not go through malolactic fermentation to help retain the natural acidity. The wine was bottled early to retain the bright and lovely fruit characteristics. The wine will improve in bottle over the next 2 to 3 years. Leon recommends it with crab cakes, tequila chicken, shellfish, avocado chutney, seafood salad with viniagrette dressing, ceviche, or something a little bit spicy! Analysis: alcohol: 14.14% pH: 3.58 TA: 6.8 grams/liter


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
Vintage: 2006 07/24/2009

The wine is a deep lemon green color with noticable long thick legs. The wine has a medium+ intensity nose of mineral, green fruit (green apple, kiwi, crenshaw melon and Asian pear), sweet spice, hint of black tea, and some white floral characteristics. The wine has a tart medium+ acidity, medium+ length and medium+ intensity flavors of grapefruit, green apple, mineral, hazelnuts, pears and vanilla.


Winemaker's Notes:

<p>This blend of Marsanne (66%), Rousanne (33%), and Viognier (1%) is an elegant, unique, almost "ethereal" wine - a secret to share with intimate friends on a warm summer day.</p> <p>Pronounced aromas of lemon, lime, mineral, white floral, hint of black tea, pear, kiwi, sweet spices and matching flavors with the addition of hazelnut with a creamy texture are layered over a firm acidity core mellowed by barrel aging in nearly neutral French oak for 8 months allowing the flavors to marry and develop enjoyable complexity. 50% of the Marsanne did not go through malolactic fermentation to help retain the natural acidity. The wine was bottled early to retain the bright and lovely fruit characteristics. The wine will improve in bottle over the next 2 to 3 years.</p> <p>Leon recommends it with crab cakes, tequila chicken, shellfish, avocado chutney, seafood salad with viniagrette dressing, ceviche, or something a little bit spicy!</p>

<p>This blend of Marsanne (66%), Rousanne (33%), and Viognier (1%) is an elegant, unique, almost "ethereal" wine - a secret to share with intimate friends on a warm summer day.</p> <p>Pronounced aromas of lemon, lime, mineral, white floral, hint of black tea, pear, kiwi, sweet spices and matching flavors with the addition of hazelnut with a creamy texture are layered over a firm acidity core mellowed by barrel aging in nearly neutral French oak for 8 months allowing the flavors to marry and develop enjoyable complexity. 50% of the Marsanne did not go through malolactic fermentation to help retain the natural acidity. The wine was bottled early to retain the bright and lovely fruit characteristics. The wine will improve in bottle over the next 2 to 3 years.</p> <p>Leon recommends it with crab cakes, tequila chicken, shellfish, avocado chutney, seafood salad with viniagrette dressing, ceviche, or something a little bit spicy!</p>

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