Funky nose, earthy, deep color is the centre to almost an orangey ring in the glass. Paired with a NY Strip & Sweet Potato mash — 12 days ago
Crisp & clean — a month ago
Two bottles I opened this evening. I’ve written about the ‘99 Seavey before (thankfully I have 1-2 left!)
My last of three bottles of Tercero Grenache Blanc. Fun wine if you are willing to sit with it and analyze. Very much a thinking style wine, not your typical Grenache Blanc.
Right off the bat (under screw cap) is a whiff of TDN (petrol). Normally that takes me to Alsace or Germany, but the weight here is undeniable Cali with its tropical kiss. In my opinion, Grenache Blanc normally is a bit subdued aromatically with a distinct pistachio/almond note at the finish. This is a viscous and commanding style (salted pineapple) without being flabbby before it channels that pistachio/almond vibe towards the end. Kind of a bigger version of Paso clariette Blanche. Fun to analyze. Drink up. — 6 months ago