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Lionheart Wines White Rhone Blend Russian River Valley the Angel's Fare Saralee's Vineyard 2008

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This blend of Marsanne (50%), Roussanne (48%), and Viognier (2%) is a delicate, unique, almost “ethereal” wine – a secret to share with intimate friends on a warm summer day.<br/><br/> Aromas of green apple, yellow apple, mineral, white floral, pear, sweet spices and a hint of black tea and matching flavors with the addition of apricot with a creamy texture are layered over a balanced acidity mellowed by barrel aging in nearly neutral French oak for 8 months allowing the flavors to marry and develop enjoyable complexity. 100% of the Roussanne 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.<br/><br/> Leon recommends it with crab cakes, Waldorf Salad, shellfish, apple/pear tart, seafood salad with vinaigrette dressing, or something a little bit spicy!<br/><br/>

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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

This blend of Marsanne (50%), Roussanne (48%), and Viognier (2%) is a delicate, unique, almost “ethereal” wine – a secret to share with intimate friends on a warm summer day.<br/><br/> Aromas of green apple, yellow apple, mineral, white floral, pear, sweet spices and a hint of black tea and matching flavors with the addition of apricot with a creamy texture are layered over a balanced acidity mellowed by barrel aging in nearly neutral French oak for 8 months allowing the flavors to marry and develop enjoyable complexity. 100% of the Roussanne 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.<br/><br/> Leon recommends it with crab cakes, Waldorf Salad, shellfish, apple/pear tart, seafood salad with vinaigrette dressing, or something a little bit spicy!<br/><br/>

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