2013 Marsanne Dry Creek
This wine is quite unusual and distinctive. I would say that this wine could be consumed instead of an oaky Chardonnay, yet it possesses a dense fruit that is all its own. Marsanne tends to often be blended with Roussanne and/or Viognier, but this particular small lot stood out as a brilliant, stand-alone wine.
This deeply colored white wine is very aromatic. It shows off with ripe peaches and an interesting hint of almond in the nose.
This spectacular wine displays a creamy, rich and complex mouthfeel, with a nicely balanced acidity.
The mineral flavors are highlighted with baked pears, creamy melon, guava, mango and with a touch of spice that is just perfect.
The finish has lots of depth and complexity, and even a tad nutty.
The 707 Marsanne is the best friend of our charcuterie plate. It pairs quite well with dry salami, pâté, or an inventive cheese board.