2020 Grenache Blanc
While Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier are the best known of the white Rhône varietals and steal most of the attention, Grenache Blanc is a hidden gem that is love at first sip. It is the white-skinned form of the Grenache grape and is an important variety in the south of France, especially the Languedoc and Roussillon areas. In California, however, there are only about 300 acres planted. Happily, we are the proud farmers of 1.98 of them, yay us! Grenache Blanc produces a rich wine with tremendous body and crisp acidity. Our 2020 vintage emphasizes the variety’s fruit-infused aromatics — yellow apple, citrus, quince and pear with hints of green melon. The palate is medium-bodied and structured with a lingering bright fruit finish, thanks to the wine’s natural viscosity and ample, crisp acidity.