Producer: King Family Vineyards
Region: Monticello AVA
Blend: 48% chardonnay, 44% viognier and 8% petit manseng
Winemaking Notes: chardonnay steel fermented, viognier and petit manseng fermented in older oak. Malo-lactic fermentation was avoided.
Production: 954 cases
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $23*

* Review sample provided by the winery

King Family Vineyards 2017 "Roseland" White Blend

88 points

This is a well-priced white that shows the potential of these types of blends.

Yellow apples, honeysuckle, candied ginger and bee pollen combine to create a pretty, subtlely complex nose.

Medium weight, the palate is nicely concentrated and more fruit-forward with apples, peaches and a bit of guava. As it warms, some subtle herbal character emerges. The acidity is fresh, bringing cut and structure. The finish is long and features a honey note without the sweetness.

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Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded NewYorkCorkReport.com in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched TheCorkReport.us in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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