Ridge Vineyards Grenache Blanc 2021
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
"A white with crushed stone and sliced lemon rind with some white peaches. Sliced apple, too. Medium to full body. Some lime at the end. Co-fermented. 90% grenache blanc, 6% roussanne, and 4% picpoul. Drink now." James Suckling 93 points Drink 2023-26
Crisp and clean on the nose with a hint of petrol, this bottling includes 6% Roussanne and 4% Picpoul. It shows focused aromas of sharp citrus peel, light honeydew and melon rind. The palate is zesty with tangy lime peel and pith, as green-fleshed fruit flavors ride a chalky texture into the finish.
The 2021 Grenache Blanc, from Adelaide Hills, shows the pedigree of the vintage in spades. Citrus peel, white flowers, almond and sage all grace this taut, nervy white from Ridge. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.