Friday, June 6, 2008

2005 Tablas Creek Grenache Blanc

I guess this would have made a good entry for next week's Wine Blogging Wednesday (WBW #46) , this time hosted by Dr. Debs, but I've got something for that already.

The 2005 Grenache Blanc from Tablas Creek Vinyeard weighed in at 15.3% alcohol but that wasn't apparent. Light yellow gold in color, it had very nice aromas of creamy blossom, peach, pineapple, orange and jasmine. This was joined by lime and minerals on the palate.

I found this to be crisp and refreshing, easy to drink, with good balancing acidity.

Direct from the winery it was $21.60 and I give it two thumbs up. So far I've had nothing but winners from Tablas Creek and this was no exception. It's a lovely wine for warm weather.

Here's the matchng YouTube video; if you can't see it below then please click here.

And here's the link to the CD on Jesse Colin Young


Dr. Debs said...

Of all the Rhone white varieties, I think I love Grenache Blanc best--for all the reasons you mention here. I've never had Tablas Creek's version. I'll have to correct that!

MonkuWino said...

Thanks for the comment, Dr. Debs! Yes, Tablas Creek makes a good one. It would have been perfect on a day like today - it was too darn hot in So Cal!