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Hommage Blanc

75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier
James Berry and Glenrose

Combining Viognier and Roussanne from Glenrose and James Berry Vineyards, the 2018 vintage is stunning. The weather pattern during harvest helped to slow down the maturation a little and therefore develop this flavor profile. I find it to be the best since my arrival 14 years ago. We continue to farm both in head train and trellis. The wine has a refined bouquet of honeysuckle and some tropical notes. Nicely balanced, it has a great texture, a lingering finish with a beautiful minerality. To describe it I would use the word elegance. It was aged 6 months in 320L barrels, mostly neutral with 30% new. This wine can be cellared for 8 to 10 years with a peak at 6 years.