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100% Roussanne


Red Mountain AVA


Drink Now or Age 3-10 Years


Ciel du Cheval

2017 Roussanne

Constrained petrichor and wet stone accompany fresh nectarine, green apple and dried apricot on the nose of this 2017 Roussanne. Lightly honeyed beeswax is tempered by bracing acidity on the palate, with Meyer lemon and lime zest, all providing great balance upon a wonderful phenolic structure.


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— Stephen Tanzer, Vinous


“Bright, light yellow. Sexy scents of red berries, stone fruits and musky herbs show a faintly saline character (winemaker Jason Gorski told me he looks for tide pool and seaweed salad notes). In a subtle French style, conveying a captivating sweet/saline quality to its strawberry and pomegranate fruit flavors. This very sophisticated wine is tighter than the ’16 was at the same stage.”

July 2018

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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

2017 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.