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Roux 2010 1.5L
Wine Specs
Petite Sirah
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Estate Single-Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 2010
18 Mos; 50% New French
140 Cases

Roux 2010 1.5L


"The Roux is dark as motor oil, tannic, with flavors that pack a wallop. Blackberry, huckleberry, boysenberry, pepper...terrific finish." - MW, Wine Spectator

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Roux | Old Vine Petite Sirah | Napa Valley

Named for Michael's eldest daughter, Margaux ("Mar-ga-roo" was her childhood nickname), the Roux is perhaps our most endearing wine, with its exquisite fruit sourced from grapevines planted in the 1890's until Prohibition.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Roux is 97% Petite Sirah and 3% Zinfandel, all from rare century-old estate vines. Our most powerful, ageworthy wine, the black-inked Roux packs tannins, pigments and flavors into every sip. Big notes of black fruits and roasted meats. This 2010 has fantastic depth, intensity of color with aromas of full toned Boysenberry, Cassis and Blackberry. The wine is substantial, elegant and full of ripe black fruit flavors and crafted to unleash luscious characteristics, while managing tannins. These fruit flavors are savored in the mouthwatering finish, long after the wine has departed.
"The Roux is dark as motor oil, this is thickly tannic, but with flavors that pack an equal wallop. Ripe blackberry, huckleberry and boysenberry notes are ripe and fragrant, with peppery, cedary details and terrific focus on the finish." - MW, Wine Spectator
2010 continues the award winning trends of 2009 (88 Points), 2008 (91 Points) and previous Gold Medals.
Vineyard Notes
Michael Chiarello, Winegrower. Amigo Bob Cantisano, Organic Viticultural Consultant. Located in St. Helena, Chiarello Vineyards estate consists of 20 acres of pre-Prohibition era vineyards, mostly dry-farmed with organic and sustainable practices. The Roux vineyard is Petite Sirah on original rootstocks in gravelly loam soils.
Production Notes
Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker. All CFV grapes are vinified, cellared and bottled at Outpost Winery on Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. Roux Petite Sirah spends 18 months aging in 50% New French Oak barrels, from Taransaud, Darnajou, and Saury cooperages.