We’ve been seeing plenty of roussanne based wines coming from various NW wineries. They are usually fairly good, but unfortunately priced at about $15-$20 or more. Now here’s the thing: they are nowhere near as satisfying as this beautifully rendered bottle from Philippe Ravier’s tiny estate in eastern France’s picturesque Savoie region. It has classic mineral, citrus, apple, and floral-spice tinged fruit, with rich texture and a real presence on the palate. It is full enough to strand to a remarkable array of food choices, and owing to its complete lack of oak, a crisp, vibrant, palate awakening vibrancy that I find impossible no to love! A really terrific wine for this absurdly fair price.