Santa Barbara County, California
JC Cellars The First Date is a beautiful blend of two northern Rhone varietals that may conjure up sweet memories or set the mood for creating new ones! This California white wine gem is 75% Roussanne and 25% Marsanne. When we met with owner/winemaker Jeff Cohn to taste this wine last summer, he noted that the Roussanne adds great perfume and a certain delicacy while the Marsanne adds richness and body to the wine. The back label copy sums up this enticing wine nicely: “The start of something special, your heart pounds; the spark of a new romance. You never know unless you go on that first date.” Try a bottle on your next anniversary, Valentine, or first date. Better yet, why not tonight! Only 213 cases produced. Rated 92 points by Wine Spectator!
JC Cellars The First Date was made from fruit harvested at the peak of ripeness. The wine is deep yellow-gold in color with full body and a rich, mouth-coating texture. It shows flavors of honey, spiced peach cobbler, mango and apple pie balanced by a core of minerality and acidity that makes the wine pair well with richer foods. The finish goes on and on.
Enjoy JC Cellars The First Date over the next 3-4 years on a first date or any other occasion with the right company, good food and a romantic setting. Pair with roast chicken, baked swordfish, grilled shrimp and Comté cheese.