Blending the ‘Annes

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for the winery.
Marsanne and Rousanne that is. This wine is an equal blend of the 2 grapes. It hails from the team at Hope Family Wines out of Paso Robles.  We pulled this from the cellar to drink with roast chicken the other night. I’m not making a turkey before Thanksgiving and I wanted to give it a run with poultry to assess it as a potential Turkey Day wine.  The 2010 Treana White retails for $23, has a real cork closure, and clocks in at 14.5% alcohol by volume.

Four takeaways from this wine:

1.) Gobble gobble gobble.

2.) Being serious, the flavors and structure of this wine, combined with the “oily” nature of the grapes would make it a great contender to stand up to the array of foods served at your Thanksgiving celebration.

3.) I was really surprised by the depth of flavors in this wine.

4.) I’ve been enjoying all the wines coming from Hope Family Wines I’ve had lately.
On the nose I got pear, cream, orange, honeysuckle, and stone fruit. I found that I could smell the oily nature of the grapes on the nose, along with the round fruit flavors to come. In the mouth I found pear, peach, stone fruit, tropical notes, honey, flowers, and melon. The wine had a lot of weight on the palate, along with the oily quality I noted earlier and the round fruit flavors.

 

 

 

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