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2017 Raphael White Blend
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Paso Robles, California
The spirit of France’s Southern Rhône is captured beautifully with this classic blend of 60% Grenache Blanc and 40% Roussanne. Sourced from a dry farmed, high elevation vineyard in Paso Roble’s Adelaida AVA, the Raphael is a rich, powerful wine with opulent flavor and complexity galore.
White gold in color, the nose is perfumed with honeyed pear, wet slate, and orange blossom. The palate delivers the fruit and texture of a classic white Rhône with juicy orchard fruit flavors, rich creamy texture and bright firming acid. The wine’s acid carries the finish with bright tones of orange zest, mineral and a slight note of acacia. A stirring combination of Old World complexity, first class farming, and California sunshine.