Wine Wednesday: Muddy Arch 2014 Roussanne, Landa Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

As you may know, since the very beginning the girl & the fig has offered an exclusively “Rhône-alone” wine list. We’ve always loved that featuring unique wines gives us an opportunity to begin a conversation with our guests, perhaps introduce them to something new, as well as to present talented and innovative producers we believe in.

This Week: Muddy Arch 2014 Roussanne, Landa Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

About the winemaker:

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Chris Leonard experienced childhood family dinners paired with crisp Pinot Grigio from Italy, lean Chardonnay from Chablis, earthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy, or a variety of hearty red wines from Italy. Discovering the synergy created between structured wine and cuisine led Chris to pursue a career in fine winemaking. Source

Tasting Notes:

The 2014 Landa Vineyard Roussanne has a bouquet fit for a queen, providing layers of limestone, lime zest, and white peach skin intertwined with honeycomb and spice. Integrated acidity and viscosity plague the palate while a touch of salinity from the nearby San Pablo bay hangs out with a fun pear flavor on the finish.


At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing Muddy Arch 2014 Roussanne with chicken thighs (spring​ onions, asparagus, fingerlings, toasted farro, carrot puree), crispy pork belly sandwich (duck liver mousse, pickled vegetables, mint, greens, frites) and hard cheeses.

At home enjoy with fettuccine chicken alfredo and a tossed green salad.


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