Tablas Creek Grenache Blanc Adelaida District 2016

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Adelaida District

Varietal   Grenache Blanc

Retail Price   $30

ABV   13.9%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, light straw color.

Aromatics

The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple, spring flowers, and wet stones with supporting notes of citrus zest, pineapple, and lychee.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a tropical fruit-driven core with flavors of tropical fruits and bright mineral notes. The finish is long with trailing ripe fruit and orange zest.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture.

Cool Factor

A

Tablas Creek is a unique winery in California seamlessly marrying Old World and New World winemaking and setting the standard for Rhone varietals in California. What could be cooler?

Value Grade

B

Selling at $20 a bottle it won't make anyone's bargain list but when you consider the quality and the rarity of this wine we find it to be a value.

Analysis

Incredibly, this is Tablas Creek’s fourteenth bottling of its 100% Grenache Blanc. This versatile and great varietal is most often used in white blends and rarely offered as a single varietal wines. We are not recommending a wave of new Grenache Blanc wines are we are certain that few could match Tablas Creek's example. This wine is fermented in stainless steel to retain freshness and then aged in large, neutral wooden vats to add texture and roundness.

How to Enjoy

Serve with nothing but a glass or pair it with most any fish or shellfish dish.

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