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Palate Press Wine of the Week: 2009 Hahn Estates Grenache Blanc

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.
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2009 Hahn Estates Grenache Blanc

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.
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2009 Northern California Harvest Report

The many storied wine regions of Northern California experienced a harvest this year that was in one way, ideal and in another quite anxiety-inducing. Fruit growth was delayed this year by a cooler spring and summer, but the overall temperatures were predominantly even across the board, allowing for long hang-time and good even ripening in the vineyard.