Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wine Wednesdays - Kendeis 2012 Roussanne

I enjoyed this wine on the 4th of July with grilled lobster, zucchini with mint, parsley, and Parmesan, and grilled romaine.  The juicy, creamy wine was the perfect compliment to the rich, buttery lobster!  

Having little experience with Roussanne, I was pleasantly surprised by this wine; heavier bodied, with a golden straw-yellow color.  The nose was a burst of butterscotch and browned butter.  The palette was a great balance of bright apple/pear and vanilla with a touch of oak coming through.  What at first felt a bit heavy mellowed out when paired with food and only continued to get better.   

I received this bottle through my Nakedwines.com shipment last summer but sadly it looks to be sold out.  Knowing how much I enjoyed this varietal I'll be sure to lookout for more Roussannes in the future; a great alternative to a bold chardonnay and a perfect summer food wine!





Wine:  2012 Kendeis Roussane 
Purchased:  Nakedwines.com
Price: $11.99 but no longer available
Would buy again: Yes

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