2015 Blend 33 - White Rhone Blend
89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"This blend of 38% Roussanne, 31% Marsanne and 31% Viognier is a Rhône-style white for Chardonnay lovers, starting with an intriguingly buttery and toast-filled nose that's cut with aromas of squeezed lemon. The palate is bolstered by a citrusy acidity and decent textural grip, finishing on melted butter." - Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast
This classic white Rhone blend consists of 31% Viognier (White Hawk Vineyard), 38% Roussanne (Bien Nacido Vineyard) & 31% Marsanne (Bien Nacido Vineyard). Our Blend 33 is our second vintage of what will be a reoccurring white Rhone blend. Not just different in name (Blend 33 being an homage to HWY 33), our 2015 vintage exemplifies a more classic and true-to-its-name blend from the Rhone region in France with the exclusion of Chardonnay and the addition of Marsanne. With a rich palate and full body, this beautiful wine has aromas of lychee, dried apricot and apple blossom. The palate has a citrus structure but shows heavier flavors of mango, marmalade and honeydew melon.