Winery: Rick Boyer
Wine Name/Vineyard: Grenache Blanc
Wine Category: Grenache
Grape blend: 100% Grenache
Bottle size: 750 ml
Region: Central Coast
State or country: California
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.