2017 Grenache Blanc, Snow Vineyard
The Snow Vineyard is a small, well-manicured vineyard nestled on the east side of Sonoma, just a couple miles from the Sonoma Plaza. The Sonoma Valley warm days and cool evenings create ideal conditions for Grenache Blanc—showcasing the vibrant acids for which this varietal is known. With it’s inherent richness and crispness, Grenache Blanc is a beautiful blending grape (and is a mainstay in our Turbine White Rhone-style blend), but it can also be a stand out as a single varietal wine. The vintage was moderate and the fruit faired well through the few heat spikes. The grapes came in “just ripe” as perfect golden berries.
Fresh aromatics of white flowers, just-squeezed lime, citrus and wet stone lead to a rich yet zesty palate. Mouthwatering citrus flavors, white peach and marzipan are enveloped into this wine with great texture and vibrant acidity.