Rare new release from Paso Robles cult winery Linne Calodo. Limited. Robert Parker: "The 2013 Contrarian is an interesting mix of 57% Grenache Blanc, 20% Picpoul, 14% Viognier and the balance Roussanne. It has fantastic richness and depth, yet still seems crisp and lively, with notes of white flowers, poached pears, pineapple and honeycomb all emerging from the glass. This medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced white has juicy acidity and a savory, dry finish that perfect for pairing with food. Enjoy bottles over the coming couple of years... ...I had a fantastic tasting with owner/winemaker Matt Trevisan, and to my palate, this estate is at the top of their game. The wines have incredible purity across the board, and while they pack serious flavor and depth, they never seem heavy, over-the-top or cumbersome in the least. You can't go wrong with any of these.."
Bartender/Sommelier Caña, JC
Nice day for a Grenache Blanc!
Nice day for a Grenache Blanc!9.3
Hazy yellow color, maybe unfiltered? Classic apple and pear flavors from the grenache, a grapefruit lift from the picpoul. Surprisingly rich and full bodied considering the blend. Just fantastic.
Hazy yellow color, maybe unfiltered? Classic apple and pear flavors from the grenache, a grapefruit lift from the picpoul. Surprisingly rich and full bodied considering the blend. Just fantastic.9.2
New fan of Grenache Blanc!
New fan of Grenache Blanc!9.3