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Curran Santa Barbara County Grenache Blanc 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An excellent Grenache Blanc.

Producer/Winery: D’Alfonso-Curran Wines; Lompoc, California.

Grape Variety: Grenache.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Santa Barbara County; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $18.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Swai fish cakes, roasted potatoes, sauteed summer squash and zucchini with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, with a slight silver/green color. Strong floral, peach and ripe strawberry aromas. Silky suave, slightly tangy mouth-feel, dryish, peachy and honeysuckle taste with hints of mineral and a long crisp finish that ends with a spicy touch. A refined floral backbone that went from the bouquet through the very end of the finish, a smooth rich texture that was both refreshing and mouth filling, and a noteworthy pairing with the white fish. An excellent Grenache Blanc that was a real plus to a fish dinner.

    She said: Clear, light yellow color. If you want a unique wine tasting experience this is a wine to try. Right from the first taste I thought it was different from any other wines I have ever tasted, but then we don’t drink Grenache Blanc often, but this one was divine. With a very floral aroma, the wine had a pleasantly soft, smooth, slightly creamy mouth feel with perfume like flavors. The finish was long and flavorful with a touch of bitterness at the end. The wine went very well with the fish and I would recommend it and buy it again in a flash.

Kris Curran in a D'Alfonso-Curran Santa Barbara County vineyard

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Alcohol Content: 13.1%

UPC Code: 8 97735 00094 4

Imported by: NA

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