100% Grenache Blanc
Now - 2024
2018 Grenache Blanc, Paragon Vineyard
What is perhaps most captivating about this wine is the minty/anise aroma that Grenache Blanc evinces when grown on the coolest sites. Refreshing, zingy acidity with suggestions of citrus zest. This is not your Father’s zaftig and slightly fulsome Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc.
Edna Valley is one of the coolest places where Grenache of any stripe is grown, and as such, allows GB to achieve wonderful natural acidities and extremely bright flavors. The slightly strange magnesium-rich soils of Edna seem to stunt vine growth ever so slightly, sometimes delaying maturity.
Stainless steel fermentation, cultured yeast.
Food Pairing Notes
Sushi rolls (with real, proper wasabi)