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LUMEN Grenache Blanc  Santa Maria Valley  Santa Barbara County 2016

Retail Price: $26

Value Rating: 3.5

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: May 21, 2019
Cases Produced: 120

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Great Value


The workhorse grape of the Southern Rhone Valley, Grenache Blanc is an intriguing player, albeit a minor one, in California. This tiny-production, cool-climate Santa Barbara bottling shows off the grape. I think of fresh fruit cocktail: pears, peaches, pineapple and Mandarin orange. On the non-fruit side, jasmine, coriander and lemon balm peek through. Refreshing acidity, slightly creamy texture, a little nutty on the finish. Delicious on its own, even more tasty with ceviche of a fish fry. A DDWA Great Value and a great buy for seekers of alternative whites. 100% Grenache Blanc.

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Where to Buy:
Solano Cellars (10 bottle purchase required)