By: Mari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/24/2017 | Send Email
In an effort to get the Europhile staff in the LA store more on board with Domestic wines, I set out on a quest to find some Old World-style wines but that are made in the USA. I knew I had a winner when Jacques (our resident Frenchie) couldn't contain himself over how much this Russian River Trousseau Gris reminded him of a Jura wine. If you're not familiar with Trousseau Gris, the Trousseau variety originated around the Alsace/Jura region in France and somewhere along the line, it mutated into a Trousseau Gris--pink in skin color and taking on the varietal characters of both a red and white grape. Two Shepherds decided to treat the Trousseau Gris coming from the Fanucchi Vineyards in Russian River Valley more like an orange wine with a 5-day fermentation resulting in a beautiful wine that is salmon pink in color and possessing intoxicating aromatics of Szechwan peppers, cedar and blood orange citrus. If you're in the mood to be adventurous and try the antithesis of the jammy, oaky, fruit bomb that has become so ubiquitous with domestic wines, taste this wine!