The 2017 Roussanne is medium-gold in colour and has a delicate and complex aromatic profile consisting of honey, sage, orange peel, pineapple and apricot along with subtle notes of vanilla and white pepper. These flavours continue on to the palate where they are seamlessly woven into a rich, round, opulent structure that carries the flavours to all corners of your mouth. This is a very interesting white wine that can be enjoyed now, or cellared for up to 7 years to see how the flavours develop over time. This wine will pair well with a wide selection of seafood (fish and shellfish) in addition to chicken and pork dishes with creamy or spicy sauces, and a diverse group of cheeses, both soft and hard.
The 2017 growing season was an interesting and higher unusual roller coaster ride with a wet and cool spring giving way to one of the warmest and driest summers in 40 years. The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Blind Creek Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley. During harvest the ripening grapes were sampled biweekly to measure flavour development and sugar content, and they were picked at the optimum point for this rich, round, complex wine.