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Staff Pick

Two Shepherds, Grenache Blanc - 2016

Item # 39457 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
$359.52 $323.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Grenache Blanc fruit for this wine comes from the cooler Santa Ynez Valley. The acidity is fresh and mouthwatering and the fruit is pure and delicious. Winemaker William Allen ferments with native yeast and uses both stainless tank and old barrel.


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Staff Pick Notes

I've met William Allen two times: The 1st was at the RAW WINE festival in Brooklyn where he sat in a sun-drenched room pouring his liquid treasures. The 2nd time was in his home in Sonoma California. Any-who, William Allen is crazy, eccentric, passionate. I want to avoid using the phrase 'mad scientist' but I cannot. His wines are all new California style—reflecting central France more than Napa. This beautiful Grenache Blanc tastes like clean, juicy yellow plums. It smells lightly floral, like summer shade on hot afternoons. It’s the perfect pair for kale, anchovies, and croutons on a warm August evening. Or, enjoy this wine bundled up in the corner of your couch reading Eve Babitz

- HG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.