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Tasting Highlights: 2006 Northern Rhône Whites

On the heels of the extraordinary 2005 vintage for Rhône reds, 2006 is easily the best in memory for the oft-overlooked Rhône whites
James Molesworth
Posted: February 1, 2008


As if the 2005 reds weren't reason enough to stock up on Northern Rhônes, now there are the 2006 whites, easily the best vintage in recent history for these all-too-often overlooked wines. Fashioned from Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier, Northern Rhône whites offer rich textures, flavors of brioche, chamomile, melon, peach, anise and more, along with bright minerality.

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