Returning from a bountiful trip to the market, your basket is laden with lemon curd, freshly baked baguette, jasmine white tea and tamarind paste. The old gate squeaks closed behind you as you enter the garden in the coastal morning mist. You breath it in and make your way down the path lined with river rock, pausing first to collect a few rosemary sprigs and then a ripe apricot hanging low on a branch before making your way into the warmly lit cottage.
Wine Enthusiast 91 - This blend of 33% Viognier, 26% Roussanne, 22% Grenache Blanc, 11% Marsanne and 8% Clairette is an excellent display of everyday white Rhône potential along the Central Coast. Aromas of peach, buttered toast, pineapple and river stone lead into a palate that combines rich tones of roasted apple, yellow peach and lemon brioche with savory sea salts.