2016 Apparition Roussanne Blend

2016 Apparition Roussanne Blend
2016 Apparition Roussanne Blend

92 James Suckling

Tasting notes

Apparition, with its freakish nose of exotic Asian spices, candlewax and marzipan is built for early deliciousness, and for long-term aging. With layers of hedonistic peach, nectarine, honey, lychee, and lemony herbs, it cruises to a long finish with clean minerally crushed rock acidity. Our current favorite of all time.

Apparition was born as a gift to our wine club in 2011, a 100% Roussanne raised in neutral oak with no malolactic fermentation. The intention was to emulate the great white wines of the Rhône Valley by producing a focused, mineral driven, yet textured and age worthy beauty. As with many of our wines, Apparitionwas named for something that was happening in our family at the time. Harry Potter was big at that time. Still is.

92 James Sucking
91Wine Enthusiast (2013)

Varietal70% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc and 15% Marsanne
AppellationYakima Valley
VineyardOlsen and Boushey Vineyards
Acid.46 g/100 mL
AgingAged on lees for 8 months. Weekly batonnage for 4 months. Wines topped post fermentation. SO2 added to prevent malolactic, weekly battonage. 4 months aging.
FermentationWhole cluster pressed and fermented in neutral oak barrels. Max. temp. 74°F.
Residual Sugar 0.1 g/100mL
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced218
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