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.
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.
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.
Alcohol Content: 13.1%
UPC Code: 8 97735 00094 4
Imported by: NA
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