2022 Shepherds Mark
In the early 1900s, pioneering Sheepherders left their mark on the Horse Heaven Hills in the form of rock monuments. Many still stand along the ridgeline 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 shows aromatics of tropical fruit, nectarine, white peach, and orange peel, accompanied by background notes of minerality and white flowers. On the palate, you’ll find flavors of pineapple, guava, and mandarin orange. The finish is full and juicy with notes and textures of mineral and wet stone. This versatile wine will pair well with a variety of different foods including seafood dishes with crab and lobster, spicy Thai cuisine, cream sauces, and brie or goat cheese. Serve chilled.
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Pacific NW Wine Competition | 99 pts | Best of Show
SavorNW Wines | 96 pts | Best of Class
Seattle Wine Awards | 93 pts | Gold