The top wines from Saint Joseph are perfumed and complex like you expect from the Northern Rhone but their flavors are richer and fuller more like a wine made further south, the best of both worlds. It’s all about the vineyard location, and this 100% Marsanne comes from some of the steepest granite slopes in the region, steep enough to give a plow horse vertigo! Just one smell of this golden beauty and your heart will start thumping with excitement. Aromas of poached pear, acacia and buttered citrus leap from the glass. The palate is oily and rich with ripe melon and honeydew flavors together with complexities of almond and nectarine. And the finish is outstanding – super long and packed with beautiful notes of citrus zest and honeyed ginger that lingers for a full minute.