2017 Apparition Roussanne Blend

2017 Apparition Roussanne Blend
2017 Apparition Roussanne Blend

92 pts James Suckling (2016)

Tasting notes

An exotic nose of Asian spice, paraffin and marzipan leads to layers of rich stonefruit with honey, lychee, and lemony herbs. Balanced and satisfying with a lengthy finish of crushed rock acidity. Alchemy at its finest. Meshing the richness of Olsen Estate Roussanne with the ethereal mineral old school earthiness of Boushey Vineyard Marsanne delivers a complex and riveting blend made to enjoy right now and age for many years.

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, Apparition was named for something that was happening in our family at the time. Harry Potter was big at that time. Still is.

92 pts James Suckling (2016)

VarietalRoussanne Blend
Varietal Composition82% Roussanne,
18% Marsanne
AppellationYakima Valley
VineyardBoushey 18% (Marsanne), Olsen 82% (Roussanne)
Acid0.56 g/100 mL
AgingAged on lees for 8 months. Battonage for 2 months.
FermentationWhole cluster pressed and fermented in neutral oak barrels. Max. temp. 74°F.
Residual Sugar0.06 g/100 mL
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced238
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