Highflyer, Somerston Vineyards, Grenache Blanc, Napa Valley 2011, 14.1%, US$20

It’s a warm afternoon in Newburg, Oregon and we just arrived having stayed in Mount Shasta, California last evening. Missing the Napa Valley already, so maybe this will remind me of it. A Grenache Blanc or Garnacha Blanca from Somerston Vineyards located east of Rutherford in the Chiles Valley mountainside.

Clear and bright, pale lemon and legs noted.
On the nose, clean, medium plus intensity of Meyer lemon, pomello, green apple and developing.
On the palate, it’s dry, medium acidity, medium alcohol, medium body with flavours of lemon, soft key lime, ripe yellow grapefruit and yellow apples. A medium plus finish.
Overall this is a good wine. Juicy and full of fruit, not flabby or too full, nicely structured and fresh.

Great to drink here in the Willamette Valley with Michelle and the Newmans. Tomorrow, Pinot Noir!


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