2017 Grenache Blanc
While Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier are the best known of the white Rhône varietals and therefore steal most of the attention, Grenache Blanc is a hidden gem that is love at ﬁrst sip. The white-skinned form of the Grenache grape, it is an important variety in the south of France, especially the Languedoc and Roussillon areas. In California, however, there are only about 300 acres. Happily, we are the proud owners of 1.98 of them, woot woot! Grenache Blanc produces rich wines with tremendous body and crisp acidity. Our 2017 vintage emphasizes the variety’s fruit-infused aromatics–apples, melons, lime zest and honeysuckle. The palate is rich, balanced and refreshing thanks to the wine’s natural viscosity and ample acidity.