2003 Los Robles Viejos White Wine
Edmunds St. John
Los Robles Viejos White started out, in 2000, as a pretty "serious" wine. It was comprised of equal parts Roussanne and Viognier, but Roussanne, being a heavier wine, really dominated the blend. I think it was quite a wonderful wine, but I longed for something prettier, maybe just a bit less "serious." In 2001 the Marsanne vines began to give some fruit, and it brightened things up a bit, but still the Roussanne had the loudest voice in the choir. Last year I shook things up a little and gave Viognier first chair, and I really like the way it worked out. What we've got here is 39% Viognier, 33% Roussanne, and 28% Marsanne, and the change just shifted things away from the direction of "serious" and over into the domain of "pretty." I think it's the most seamless, and elegant blend thus far, from the white varieties in this vineyard.
Winemakers - Steve Edmunds
|Composition||39% Viognier, 33% Roussanne, and 28% Marsanne|
|Grape type||Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne|
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