Sommelier: Truchard Roussanne

On occasion, constellations emerge, the stars align and destiny creates a lucky break that changes the course of human events. Such was the happenstance in 1972 when Army officer Tony Truchard was restationed from South Korea to a base near Napa Valley, where he eventually amassed 400 adjoining acres of land and founded Truchard Vineyards Winery. There, a French Rhone blending grape—mostly unknown to the American palate—was artfully crafted into a Napa class act: an elegant white wine named Truchard Roussanne. This wild-card Roussanne grape created a smooth and polished single-vineyard white wine that has the structure of a red and the tenderness of a white. With a fullness that lingers long after the last sip, Truchard is complex and rich with honeysuckle aromas and melon flavors.

Available BTG at Bin 77 Bistro and Wine Bar, Truchard Roussanne pairs perfectly with the fresh Cast Iron Seared Market Fish. You can dine alfresco on the restaurant’s patio or take home a bottle from its wine shop for $42 and contemplate your next date with serendipity.