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David Girard Roussanne, El Dorado

FOOD & WINE Wine Club David Girard Roussanne, El Dorado FOOD & WINE Wine Club David Girard Roussanne, El Dorado
Winery David Girard
Grape Roussanne
Year 2011
Country United States
Appellation El Dorado

$21.00 per bottle

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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.
Smell It
Smell It
Nectarine and hay scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Creamy and spicy, with rich pear and lemon flavors.
Serve It
Serve It
Chilled.
Pair It
Pair It
Rich root vegetable dishes, creamy vegetable or seafood soups; poultry, pork and fish dishes.