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Jason Parkes Customs Crown + Thieves Roussanne Viognier
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Jason Parkes Customs Crown + Thieves Roussanne Viognier 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWinemaker Jason Parkes describes roussanne as being like “chardonnay on steroids; it loves oak, is super rich and textured.” The ’16 is all that and more in the glass. The nose is floral with weighty perfume. The attack is equally rich with pear butter, honeysuckle, orange and caramel running through its rich textures and slightly bitter finish. Parkes has added viognier to the mix to lift further the aromatics and add a mysterious, exotic undercurrent. Not for everyone, but then that’s what makes wine so much fun. Try this now with sablefish or lobster or hold it for three to five years for the entire picture.Tasted: 21 February 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 29.99 winery direct, private retail, restaurants Producer: The HatchDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Roussanne - ViognierCSPC: 278812UPC: 626990255833