Raw egg, popcorn and gryeure blasting into the nose on a sort of peachy Butterfinger board caked in dirty wax and beach campfire. In the mouth, curdy Meyer cheesecake–not that dense Philly stuff, no: light pillowy stuff–framed in acid and bringing butter, pineapple and coconut into areas not even remotely resembling pina-colada. Thick and viscous in the finish, a neutral oak roundness encapsulates all.
For those in the front rows, this is a Donald Patz-Francoise Villard Alder Springs compilation of Marsanne and Roussanne. Stay tuned, because as good as this is, the Alder Springs wine from these two you have ALL been waiting for–the SYRAH–is in hand.
2017 TERMINIM Marsanne/Roussanne 66/34 Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino County 13.5