First whiff almost medicinal which blew off. I decanted half and kept half in the bottle to compare. Tasted from the bottle first. Aromas of quince, peach,grapefruit and a touch of honey. On the palate - WOW - mouthfilling of profound intensity - honey and toffee notes with a refreshing twist of grapefruit to finish off. A full bodied rich white made up of 50% Grenache Blanc and 50% Clairette. Unctuous yet with vibrant energy and enough acid to stop it being blowsy. Great winemaking. Equally as enjoyable as a mature Grand Cru White Burgundy - My first Rayas Blanc and it was a stunning experience. One of the whites of the year! Then I tried the half that had been decanted and it had a little of that vibrant energy decanted out of it. To compare scores: 98 straight out of the bottle and 96 for the decanted version. — 12 days ago
One of my favorite white varietals, great fruit & balance — 13 days ago
2018v. Great blend of vermentino, sauv Blanc, Grenache Blanc, and clairette. Lemon peel, mild gooseberry, and tart yellow apples on the nose. Soft body in the mouth. Good shot of acid in the back of your throat on the finish. Very nice wine full of bright fruit flavors with a medium finish. Great plaette cleanser with food or on its own. 13.5% ABV. $20. — 12 days ago
The 2005 ‘To The Rescue’ Grenache is a thrilling, highly novel new world dessert wine that is amongst the best of its kind that I have sampled. Aromatically, the wine immediately unveils copious red rose petals and menthol tones that combine with the intense red fruits and blood orange zest accents that all take their shape in the glass. Viscous and vibrant, with marvelous length, suggestions of red raspberry cordial, pipe tobacco and red cherry candy all thrive together on the mouth. The tension that runs through the core of the wine really impresses here. Fantastic now, this exemplary dessert wine will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another ten years. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 8 days ago
This is a local, small batch Portland wine maker who decided to try her hand at sparkling with fantastic results. This Grenache sparkler is really dry with a hint of toast and solid Grenache fruit. Very drinkable. On special at the local Whole Foods for $17. If you can find it near you, get some. There isn’t much out on the market. — 16 days ago
Nose has dried raspberry, fresh raspberry, orange peel, watermelon rind, (light) savory green herbs and (light) candle wax.
Palate has dried strawberry, dried orange zest, red currant juice, rose petals and dry soil.
It's always a treat to drink rosé away from current release, the flavors change slightly and the acidity generally mellows; This is how we really enjoy them, just need patience.
2016 Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvedre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsault & 3% Rousanne.
24 Hour Update: Palate has picked up an awesome, and zingy, ripe strawberry note, like really good! — 5 days ago
Pear, lemon zest and honeysuckle aromas. Light body with silver hue, medium acidity and alcohol with full mouthfeel. The finish was quite short and disappeared in just a few seconds. — 2 days ago