Interestingly enough this was listed as a Roussanne on the wine menu. We drank it right after the Antica Terra Phantasi and I gotta say it just didn't live up. Came across as thin and much less interesting. More of a tart flavor to it. Holding off on scoring as I think it might just have been the two wines didn't work together.
Popped and poured. Fragrant nose with pineapple and other fresh tropical notes. Big fruit with a nice lingering finish and supple mouthfeel. My wife described it as buttery but I'm not sure of that. I'd call it more creamy. Bottom line is Mr. Pippig does not disappoint. I'm continually impressed by his wines and have found them to age gracefully.
Sanguis Dinner with Mattias Pippig (Cowboy Ciao): 95% Chardonnay, 4% Rousanne, and 1% Viognier. Golden color. Tropical fruit nose with some popcorn oak notes. Tastes of apple, melon, and cinnamon. Large vanilla oak backbone needs some more time to better integrate. Medium to full bodied. Nice freshness and acidity. Rich fruit forward finish with some good depth of fruit.
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