Some of my favorite Grenache Blanc wines this past year If you can't find them, try to source the next vintage when available.
Mathes Vineyards, 2014 Grenache Blanc, Sonoma Valley
This wine will not be easy to find unless you are in the restaurant in the near future. Very limited distribution, (only 100 cases) and we are quite fortunate to be able to have it both by the glass and the bottle for our guests. This is a subtle wine, creamy and light, well balanced with gentle acidity, truly luscious!
Sheldon 2014 Grenache Blanc, Sonoma Coast
This sweet couple are making their wines starting in the vineyards. They are working with the land, keeping things as simple as possible, organic, sustainable and biodynamic. This is a philosophy that can turn good grapes into delicious wine. As suspected this Grenache Blanc was hand harvested and crushed on whole cluster. The wine results in a beautiful, crisp, medium bodied white with delicate aromatics of citrus, ginger and hints of West County.
Three Clicks, 2015 Rockpile Vineyards, Sonoma County
This Grenache Blanc has aromas of tangerine, honeysuckle, pear, nectarine, and tropical flowers. It has vibrant acidity and refreshing quality. The palate is fruit driven with flavors of tangerine, lime, and nectarines. The wine is has viscosity and weight across the mouth, and the body is fulfilling in texture. This Grenache Blanc finishes with lingering stone fruit flavors.
2014 Tablas Creek, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles
The 2014 Grenache Blanc has an inviting nose of green apple and nuts, sea spray, caramel and crushed rocks. The mouth is rich but buoyed with vibrant acids, showing more fresh apple, lychee, preserved lemon, and a lovely briny note. The finish is long, smooth, and refreshing, showing lime zest, nectarine, and more minerality.