2015 Bella Grace Vineyards Grenache Blanc Amador County

“As if pears had been soaked in bay leaf…”

Bella Grace Grenache 2015

This estate-grown Grenache Blanc was fermented in stainless steel and released within four months of harvest. The color is an improbably pale yellow, like spring sunlight on water. The fragrance is correct for Grenache Blanc, but faint, with muted suggestions of Asian pear, quince, white flowers, and bay laurel. The body is seamless with its aromatic profile, with pome fruits and herbs, as if pears had been soaked in bay leaf. A touch of banana oil slides in at the finish, adding flesh…

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