2017 Shepherds Mark
In the early 1900’s, pioneering Sheepherders left their mark on the Horse Heaven Hills in the form of rock monuments. Many still stand along the ridge line of our Estate Destiny Ridge Vineyard. Alexandria Nicole Cellars was the first to produce this classic Estate Rhone blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, and Viognier in Washington State and it has been our signature white wine since 2004. This year’s Roussanne-based blend provides a star bright pale straw color with notes of honeysuckle, stone fruit, and lemon zest on the nose. A weighty palate of honey, tangerine, apricot and Meyer lemon are pursued by an enticing flash of acidity that balances out the wine and lends to the sustained and elegant finish. The intensity of this wine makes it a perfect candidate for rich fish or poultry dishes. Try with sautéed chicken with celery-root puree and chestnuts. Served chilled.