2005 Treana White, Marsanne-Viognier

I picked this up on a whim last week at Kitsilano Wine Cellars here in town after having a craving for Rhone-styled whites. I just felt like having some of those peachy-stoney-full white wines.

I had heard about this wine from a few places and it just sounded right… and who am I to argue with a wine that piques my interest? 🙂

OK, so a quick run-down: the wine comes from California’s Central Coast and is a blend of 50% Marsanne and 50% Viognier. The booze on it comes in at 14.5%, which is high, but seems balanced because of the body and acidity of this wine.

The nose is a bunch of hazelnut, honey, peach, lemon and mineral. A sip gives an incredibly full-bodied mix of peach, melon, honey with a long finish of lemon, peach juice and stone. Yum.

This is truly a sexy white wine. This is the wine equivalent of a warm and thick honey massage oil for your tongue.

$47 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 1/2 stars

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