WeatherEye Estate Roussanne 2021
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The WeatherEye Estate Roussanne 2021 is a true gem hailing from a north-facing block, nestled just behind the ridgeline at a breathtaking elevation of 1,170 ft. This wine is a testament to the expertise of winemaker Todd Alexander, showcasing the beauty and excellence of high-density planting with golden and russet-colored berries that seem to illuminate under the late-season sunlight. Crafted with utmost care, this wine spent 14 months maturing in used/neutral oak barrels, resulting in a beautifully balanced and full-bodied masterpiece.
In the glass, the Roussanne boasts a captivating hue that combines the brilliance of gold and russet tones, foreshadowing the richness that awaits the palate. The aroma dances gracefully with notes of fresh white flowers, hints of grapefruit peel, delicate chamomile, and the luscious allure of ripe apricots.
On the palate, the wine’s pristine balance and acidity unfold, caressing the taste buds with layers of complexity. The citrus essence is present, as if crushed lemons and oranges were infused into the very soul of the wine. White flowers continue to charm the senses, complemented by subtle suggestions of toasted bread, adding an intriguing dimension to the experience. The mineral-infused finish brings a delightful touch of chalky elegance, leaving a lasting impression that resonates long after each sip.
Esteemed wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this vintage an impressive 93 points, recognizing its immaculate balance and medium-bodied character. The 2021 Roussanne captivates the palate with its pristine interplay of flavors, ensuring a pleasurable drinking experience for the next 3-5 years, with the potential to evolve gracefully even beyond that.
Further acclaim comes from the International Wine Report, which bestows a remarkable 95 points on this exquisite wine. Celebrated for its clean, balanced style and impressive aromas, the 2021 Roussanne embodies the pinnacle of white winemaking, promising a journey of sheer delight and sophistication for the discerning connoisseur.
With only 51 cases produced, the WeatherEye Estate Roussanne 2021 is a rare and sought-after treasure, inviting wine enthusiasts to indulge in the splendor of this extraordinary vintage.