WINEMAKING The Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc was fermented in stainless steel drums and tanks. Native yeasts fermented the wine at a controlled 60 degrees F. The lees were stirred twice a month for five months then the wine was bottled.
TASTING NOTES This is an aromatic white wine with bright aromas of white peach, melons, and honeysuckle. The palate is sharp with good acidity, minerality, bright stone fruits and a touch of tannins.
VINEYARD NOTES The historic Priest Ranch is now part of the Somerston Estate, a significant property totaling 1,615 acres with 215 acres planted to hillside vineyards. The dramatic elevations of the vineyards define and distinguish the estate, ranging from 800 ft to 2,400 ft above sea level. The wines of Priest Ranch are blends from multiple blocks that showcase the diversity and complexity of the combined property. Our 2016 Grenache Blanc grapes are selected from Blocks 6 and 7, a 4.9-acre vineyard planted at an elevation of 1,250 feet.