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100% Roussanne


Red Mountain AVA


Drink Now or Age 3-10 Years


Ciel du Cheval

2016 Roussanne

This wine is aromatically driven by intense stone fruit intermixed with citrus and floral notes. The nose offers melon and kiwi fruits and is supplemented with compelling subtle saline and mineral aromas. In the mouth, bright acidity compliments flavors of Asian pear, lime zest and lemongrass, while finishing dry with firm tannins.


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93 Points

— Stephen Tanzer

93 Points

Full deep yellow. Intense stone fruits, menthol, lemon grass and flowers on the nose. plus a suggestion of candied fruits. Smooth, generous, and impressively concentrated, with its intense stone fruit, pear, lemon and lime zest flavors perfectly framed by fresh acidity. Bone-dry, beautifully restrained wine without any impression of warmth to blur its focus. Finishes firm and very long.”

October 2017

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Jeb Dunnuck

Pairing Suggestion

Fresh Strozzapreti Pasta with pork ragu al latte, lemon, sage and pecorino; Spring Market Salad with baby spinach, goat cheese, snap peas, golden beets and lemon vinaigrette; Burrata with dried fruit salad, arugula, bread crisps

Behind the Wine

2016 Roussanne

Roussanne is one of the few noble white grapes that can retain natural acidity & crisp structure nurtured under our beloved Red Mountain sun. As a single vineyard wine from the famed Ciel du Cheval vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA, the distinctive mineral complexity is the foundation of every vintage.

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Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is one of the oldest sites on Red Mountain. Here, the Roussanne grape flourishes under the intense Red Mountain sun.

Ciel du Cheval


Full cluster pressed, cold settled for 48 hours before fermentation. 15% Neutral French oak fermented.