KEEP Picpoul / Grenache Blanc 2016
California 2016

KEEP Picpoul / Grenache Blanc 2016

California 2016
Keep Picpoul/Grenache Blanc
Retail Price: $22
DDWA Score: 87
Value Rating: 4
Great Value
Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: December 3, 2021
Cases Produced: 250
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Picpoul and Grenache Blanc, grapes commonly found in Southern France, are the ingredients in this tangy, low-alcohol (10.5%), mouth-watering white wine. I get “Lemon Three Ways,” as in lemon zest, lemongrass and lemon pulp. Green apples and honeysuckle too. If a wine can be called fun, this would qualify. Serve well chilled with shellfish, vegetable platters and fresh cheeses. Or all by its lonesome. All the grapes for this wine come from a “Windmill Vineyard” near Woodland and about 25 miles Northwest of Sacramento.

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KEEP is an up-and-coming, husband & wife made/operated tiny winery based in Napa. They squeeze in the time for their own brand while keeping their day jobs. Jack and Johanna both have wine-making experience past and present (Jack is Assistant Winemaker at Matthiasson Winery) so they make the KEEP wines, and manage their vineyard sources, as a team. The wines are typically 12-mid 13% alcohol, have healthy acidities and minimal sulphur additions. They make myriad intriguing, delicious wines, each laced with an element of mystery (the grape, place, style) that makes wine exciting. I recommend them all.

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