Contemporary Grenache Blanc expressions lean tight and bright, but this bottling takes an extremely tropical approach, showing honeydew, banana cream and bubblegum on the nose. It's restrained upon first sip before overpowering tropical waves take hold. A well-made wine, it will find fans who crave this flowery style.
A fifth generation Californian originally from San Jose, Matt Kettmann covers California’s Central Coast and South Coast for the magazine. He is also the senior editor of The Santa Barbara Independent, where he’s worked since 1999, has written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, Wine Spectator, and Smithsonian, and co-founded New Noise Santa Barbara, a music festival.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.