Grenache Blanc – Barrel Select 2016
This wine turned out to be a pleasant surprise. As it was fermented and aged in 100% new French oak barrels, you might expect the oak to be overwhelming, but it’s not. It’s soft and mellow, with plenty of the plum and apricot notes that Grenache Blanc is known to develop. The fruit had a long time on the vine to develop complexity, but the acid in the wine did not diminish. It goes very well with goat cheese or a Spanish Manchego. It’s drinking really well right now, but if you can hold on to some of it, you may be rewarded in the future for your patience.
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