Rhône-style White Blends are a style of white wine composed of two or more traditional Rhône varieties, including but not limited to Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Though there is a regional name attached to this listing, not all wines categorized as Rhône-style White Blends are from the Rhône; in fact, Rhône-style White Blends are produced all over the world. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Rhône-style White Blend wines among our extensive Rhône-style White Blend wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Rhône-style White Blend reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Rhône-style White Blend, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.
What a complex and interesting blend of Roussanne and Viognier. Opens with a honeyed, marzipan and almond cookie bouquet, but turns surprisingly dry and acidically crisp in the mouth, with Meyer lemon, vanilla, gingerbread and Asian spice flavors. Really impressive for its power, depth and length.
Treana has established this as one of the top Rhône whites in California. The ’03 is an amazing wine. It displays the fresh, keen acidity of the vineyard, which grows no reds, and detonates on the palate with tremendous apricot, papaya, mango, pineapple, tangerine, peach and mineral flavors. It’s basically dry, although there’s a touch of botrytis honey.
Jaboulet’s white Hermitage is named after the crusading knight who built and settled in the small chapel on the Hermitage hill. The wine itself is powerful, rich and concentrated, with heady perfumes of wild flowers and nuts. The palate combines a hint of wood, a full-bodied, oily texture and a stunning burst of acidity that leaves a crisp aftertaste.
Treana has enjoyed great success with this blend of Viognier and Marsanne, which is one of the best Rhône-style white wines in California. The main reason is the source of the grapes. The vineyard, owned by the Wagners of Caymus, is stellar. The ’06 is as rich and crisply acidic as ever, with fantastically complex, honeyed tropical fruit, apricot and floral flavors…
Rich, almost unctuous, with a lush, lanolin mouthfeel, this is a passionfruit creamsicle of a wine. The fruit is a seductive and generous mix of peach, Asian pear and tropical; the alcohol a full-bodied 14.5%. The Roussanne part (58% of the blend) is barrel fermented; the Viognier done in stainless. Blended together they harmonize beautifully.
With its head-turning aromas of honey, truffles and ripe peaches, this is a knockout offfering from Tardieu Laurent. In the mouth, it's broad yet focused, with layers of rich, nuanced flavors that coat the palate before ending in a long, mineral-inflected finish. Drink now-2020, and possibly beyond that.
A beautiful, golden-colored blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier so lush no bottle will go unfinished. Honey and honeysuckle aromas are followed by plenty of pleasing peach and apricot and the perfect amount of minerality to hold it all together. Yum.
Formerly labeled simply as a Roussanne-Viognier blend, this is now the companion wine to Tranche’s Slice of Pape Red. Here is a wine with power, balance and concentration. It’s a polished, focused, utterly seductive blend, dominated by the Roussanne, but with the Viognier contributing brightness and a floral top note. There’s a riot of fruit flavors, from citrus to…