2018 GRENACHE BLANC
Grenache Blanc has certainly gained in popularity in the Santa Ynez Valley over the last few years. Crazily enough, it has been the 5th most widely plated white grape in France since the 1980's. Still, there are relatively few GB's bottled all on their own. Rather, it is a blender because the variety adds aromatic lift, minerality, and zesty acidity to white blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. We chose to ferment this wine in stainless steel and then age the wine in older French Oak barrels, to shine a magnifying glass on the potential of the variety. We are in love with the end result and are so excited to share this wine with you. The wine is stunningly aromatic with peach, melon, and white flowers. The palate is rich, and the finish is long, only interrupted by some balanced acidity. Enjoy over the next few years.