Napa Valley Winery Y Rousseau ventured up to Ukiah, Mendocino County to procure these Colombard grapes. Why Colombard, see my next paragraph. Drink as you would a Sauvignon Blanc – bright acid, no barrel flavor, citrus and orchard fruit-heavy and pleasing green notes. The Y Rousseau Colombard is similar yet different to Sauv Blanc: lemon & lime zest, jasmine, fresh celery and green banana on the nose at first. As it warms a little, ripe pear, mango and kiwi come out as well as a round, pleasing mouth feel. You can just drink and drink and drink this crisp white on a warm day.
Owner/Winemaker Yannick Rousseau was born and raised near Madiran, the Gascony, France village and appellation that grows predominantly Tannat for Madiran wine and Colombard wine for Armagnac (and a little still wine too). Yannick is a skilled, thoughtful winemaker who is equally interested in making soulful, honest and delicious wines. You can also be assured that a Y Rousseau wine will give you your money’s worth.
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