2018 Ridge Grenache Blanc, Paso Robles, California


From the Adelaida Vineyard in Paso Robles, this is Ridge's first-ever grenache blanc bottling. Partially fermented in stainless steel with only 12% of the final cuvée fermented in new wood, its freshness and generosity are astounding, given the variety's notoriously low acidity. Produced using only indigenous yeast and minimum-effective sulfur, this is yet another remarkably elegant wine from Ridge.

From the cellar at Gwen.