This is 82% Roussanne, 18% Marsanne. A portion of the wine was fermented cool in stainless steel and a portion was fermented at a warmer temperature in barrel. A portion was aged four months in French oak (20% new). The wine begins with aromas of vanilla and toasty oak mingled with orange. The palate is rich, beginning with an appealing note of cloves that leads to flavours recalling marmalade. This is a delicious and complex wine with a finish that refuses to quit.
Score: 93 points -- John Schreiner, johnschreiner.blogspot.com, 2022