Rick Boyer 2018 Grenache Blanc

Winery: Rick Boyer

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: Grenache Blanc

Wine Category: Grenache

Grape blend: 100% Grenache

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: California

Price: $14.00

ABV: 14.6%

Cases produced: N/A

The Barrel Cellar Score:  86 points

Review date: March 23, 2020

About the Winemaker:    Rick Boyer’s focus is to produce reserved and delicate wines with the old-world in mind.  The grapes used to produce this wine are sourced from two cool climate, high elevation vineyards in Santa Barbara County.  The wines produced under his label are created and distributed through http://www.nakedwines.com

Color:  Pale Silver

Nose:  Jasmine floral notes, green apple

Taste: Lemon Zest, Pear, and plentiful mineral notes.

Assessment:  Light bodied, crisp and clean. I enjoyed the bright acidity and reserved nature of this wine.  This is the first Grenache Blanc I’ve had, and frankly, I expected something more unique. While it is enjoyable, there is nothing from a character perspective that really sets this bottle apart from other light bodied white wines in this price range.  Ready to drink now.

Rick Boyer’s Grenache Blanc is a good wine.  86 points.

Pairing recommendation:  Mild Cheese, light fish, well ripened melon.

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