Marsanne

Luyton Michéle

Hermitage White Blend 2020

What a beaut. This took about an hour to open, but when it did it sung out. Yellow grape, cotton candy, green plum, kiwi, orange cream, saltwater taffy. A nice lick of butter cream. All this while remaining lean, tart and exceptionally balanced. Lovely wine. — 22 days ago

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Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Just pulled one as well, nice write up !
Lyle Fass

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best white rhone value we sell

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc Hermitage Marsanne Roussanne

2016 vintage. The Jaboulet whites seem to have improved spectacularly under the Caroline Frey reign, as demonstrated by this amazing 2016. Light golden colour. Intense complex perfume of quince, pear, pineapple and lemon confit,intertwined with floral and mineral notes. In the mouth it is powerful and refined at the same time, with layers of fruit and spices, balanced by an attractive almondy bitterness. Impressively long mineral finish. Abv. 14%. — a month ago

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Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

2026? 😂
Stefan Dolhain

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@Romain Fitoussi orrected that, but I am sure that the 2026 will be a great vintage

Éric Texier

Adele Côtes du Rhône Blanc Marsanne Clairette 2021

Very bright with some savoury notes through the middle — a month ago

Qupé

Los Olivos Vineyard Marsanne

Delicious and unusual combination of butter, fruit and dryness on the finish — 16 hours ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 1997

Really focused and balanced. Minerality and soft floral notes. Refined and precise — 23 days ago

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Tablas Creek Vineyard

Patelin de Tablas Blanc White Blend 2021

Clean, crisp, medium-weighted white Rhône blend from Paso. I forgot how much this wine world with good…. No noticeable oak… ripe green melon, pear, and guava. Perfect for traditional Michigan Friday Night Fish Fry. — a month ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2003

Tasted blind. Medium to dark gold. Nice weight. Old/leesy nose with notes of apricot, bruised apple, pineapple, apple cider. Muted acidity at first. But with 6 hours of air the zing of acidity powers up. I'm in the "it's not chardonnay" camp. After going through a mental list of "what it's not" I arrive at a guess of 95 Chave Blanc. This got better through the day. Surprisingly good for the hot vintage. — a month ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Mike Saviage A much better experience than I recently had with the Hermitage of that vintage.

M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Blanc Hermitage Marsanne 2018

The 305 wine group weekend in Key West- great times — a month ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 1989

Precise. Edges of soft lemon. Slate, melon. A slightly bitter not on the finish. Very harmonious — 23 days ago

Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
with Matt and Paul
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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Sélection Hermitage Blanche Marsanne Roussanne 2018

Fantastic Hermitage from Chave’s negociant business, essentially made with the fruit that doesn't end up in the 'Domaine' Hermitage Blanc (the $300 one). Blend of Marsanne and Roussanne primarily sourced from the Maison Blanche, a lieu-dit at the top of the Hermitage hill, as well as some fruit from l’Ermite and Peleàt. Fermented and aged in barriques for 18-24 months. Beautiful nose. White fruit, exotic, floral notes. Full-bodied, honeyed, rich. Great texture. Extraordinary — 23 days ago