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Review: 2017 Sosie Roussanne Vivio Vineyard Bennett Valley

A hefty slug of anise strikes the palate first when sipping on this Sonoma-grown roussanne, a rarity in the U.S. and particularly unseen in Sonoma, from Sosie. (Only 400 acres of the varietal is grown in all of California.) After the herbal rush, a mix of grapefruit and lemon gives the wine a slight citrus kick, then more lush notes of baked pears come to the fore. They don’t last, though — the wine retreats quickly to a place of earthy savoriness, with plenty more of that almost gritty anise character clinging to the finish. A definite wine built for discussion, not porch-pounding.

B / $38 / sosiewines.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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