Rome Valley Vineyards sits atop a hill, over 3,000 ft elevation, less than a mile from where I was raised. This amazing country, El Dorado, never ceases to amaze me. The 2011 White Lotus is a delightful blend of Grenache Blanc and Vermentino. Floral and aromatic, sweet and smooth with hints of licorice. Nectarine and vanilla with nice acidity. A light to medium bodied wine can be paired with light fish and chicken dishes, seafood, and soft cheese.