2016 Fess Parker Epihany Grenache Blanc Rodney's Vineyard

Year: 2016
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Country: USA-California
Connoisseurs' Guide: 88
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
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100% Grenache Blanc

"GOOD VALUE, Nicely ripened and fairly fresh at one and the same time with a pippin-apple inflection to its very faintly minerally aromas and vital, long-lasting flavors, this medium-full-bodied youngster is both tasty now and shows fine potential for a bit of age. A little time in the bottle and/or service with meaty fish or poultry will diminish the edge of latter-palate astringency that is presently noticeable when sipped on its own, and, whether enjoyed now or later, this is a well-made Grenache Blanc that will afford plenty of mealtime appeal. Reviewed: March 2018" (CG)

Winery Notes:
"The 2016 Grenache Blanc gives notes of ripe apples and pears with hints of white pepper, dill seed and crushed stones. Medium-bodied, with a good amount of unadulterated apple-inspired flavors, it has appealing freshness and nice harmony." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes:
light straw

white flowers, ginger, orange blossom, jasmine, baked apple, vanilla

Meyer lemon, citrus, green apple, pie crust, Asian pear, vanilla, mineral