Grenache Blanc is most commonly found in Rhône blends. Here it appears as a single varietal wine. Alcohol seems a touch high for this varietal, at 13.5%, but it is not obtrusive. It has the varietally classic dill flavor over white grapefruit. The finish lasts quite a while, white grapefruit and lemon pith lingering. Drink with plank-grilled salmon.

WHO: Hahn Estates
WHAT: Grenache Blanc
WHERE: Santa Lucia Highlands, California
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: (Media sample)

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