Isenhower Roussanne



The Roussanne has a limpid yellow-green hue.  Aromas include mango skin, tangerine, cardamom, and gingerbread and the wine has flavors of green mango, ginger, tangerine, and light toast.  The flavors are focused, mineral, and linear, reflecting the quality of Olsen Ranch Vineyard.  Acidity is relatively high for Roussanne.

Isenhower Cellars has made Roussanne since 2002.  The wine is relatively easy to make but it is a very sensitive vine and challenging to grow.  The vine is sensitive to fungal diseases and the berries are easily sunburned.  Roussanne typically has a higher pH and lower acidity than other white wines. An early harvest retains acidity in the wine and keep the alcohol level respectable.

The wine pairs very well with Asian cuisine (which we enjoy) and Roussanne is just different and unique.  There is plenty of Chardonnay in the world; it is fun to make and drink something different.

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