For the past couple of vintages, I have been a big fan of Kermit Lynch’s Cypress Cuvee (review – http://wp.me/p1vdhr-17T), which is a delicious red Rhone blend. Over the weekend, I uncorked his 2011 white Rhone blend made by Louis Barruol, the “Sunflower Cuvee”, and was easily won over by its clean, beautiful palate. It is definitely the style of white Rhone I gravitate toward with its blend of Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Picpoul.
This blend has a beautiful, floral nose that awakens your senses. The palate has tastes of melon, citrus and pear with some hints of spice and minerality. There is a nice depth of flavor and the finish lingers as I wish the bottle would have! ($18)
My Wine Rating – A-
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with lobster, curries, or oysters.