2017 Grenache Blanc
Grenache Blanc is the white version of the red Grenache and is widely planted in the Rhône Valley and in Spain. It is often used along with Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, and other varietals in white wine blends in the Rhône. It is also finding increasing popularity in the south of France, as a stand-alone varietal. Very little is planted in California.
The grapes were hand-picked and whole cluster pressed to stainless steel tanks for a cool fermentation. This retained the natural acidity and ripe fruit flavors. After fermentation, the wine was barrel aged for five months in French and Hungarian oak, of which 18% was new.
The 2017 Grenache Blanc displays a beautiful straw color with aromas of apricot, golden delicious apple, and subtle baking spices. On the palate, these elements are joined by flavors of asian pear and toasted brioche. This is a light bodied white which is delicious as an aperitif, or for pairing with your favorite pasta, seafood, or grilled chicken dish.
A History of Acclaim
- 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- 90 Points - Vinous
- 90 Points - International Wine Review
2016 vintage: 90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck