The Winerabblers have loved SuLei Cellars wines since we first discovered them during a trip to Walla Walla back in 2011. If you haven’t heard of them or tried their wines, do yourself a favor and get your hands on some! SuLei Cellars has tasting rooms in both downtown Walla Walla and Vancouver, as well as online shopping via their website.
The Roussanne grape varietal, pronounced Roo – sahn, produces white wines with a heavier weight mouthfeel– really a perfect winter white. For those of you who prefer red wines, the weight of this wine will delight you, it feels more like a red wine in your mouth.
Aromas and flavors: Bright with good acidity, fruity notes of gooseberry, starfruit, lemon zest, Meyer lemon along with savory notes of lemongrass. It’s got lovely texture and weight without the “oily” characteristics sometimes found in this varietal.
Food pairing suggestions: Pair with chicken marsala, salmon and other types of creamy dishes. The bright acidity cuts right through the creamy components in the most interesting ways.
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.