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This silky, pear-inflected Roussanne comes
from California’s Sierra Foothills, an up-andcoming
zone for Rhône varietals.
What You Need To Know
The steep, rocky vineyards of the
Sierra Foothills have quietly turned out rustic wines for decades,
much of it affordable Zinfandel. But in the past decade this region
northeast of San Francisco has attracted a steady influx of
ambitious vintners drawn by the region’s granite soils, cool nights
and dry summer heat. The combination turns out to be ideal
for grape varieties native to France’s Rhône Valley, another sunny
region rich in granite. David Girard moved to the region to practice
law (his office is in Sacramento, about 45 minutes away)
but bitten by the local wine bug, he planted grapevines on his
85-acre mountain estate in 1998. Winemaker Mari Wells Coyle
displays a deft touch in this spicy, small-lot Roussanne, aging it
for just six months in oak barrels.
Nectarine and hay scents.
Creamy and spicy,
with rich pear
and lemon flavors.
Rich root vegetable dishes,
creamy vegetable or seafood
soups; poultry, pork and
FOOD & WINE selects the recipes and is closely involved in evaluating the wines offered by licensed retailers through the FOOD & WINE Wine Club. Global Wine Company has been selected to service and fulfill the
FOOD & WINE Wine Club. For all states other than Texas, all credit card payments will be authorized by Global Wine Company located at 1401 Los Gamos Dr. #230, San Rafael, CA 94903, for the benefit of each retailer. All wine sales are made by a licensed retailer in compliance with state laws and the licensed retailer assures all involved that it fully complies with all states laws applicable to it. Due to state laws, wine can be purchased only be adults age 21 or older. Wine may be shipped only to legal adults. We currently ship to the following states: CA, ID, LA, MO, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, WV, WY. Further, in the following states, all orders accepted by and sales made by licensed in-state retailers: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WA. In Texas, all wine will be sold by Texas licensed winery, Landon Winery, located at 2508 Lee Street, Greenville, TX, 75401, Phone: 1-903-454-7878.