93pts Wilfred Wong
While l long to return to the Rhône Valley and return a slower way of life, the 2019 Ridge Grenache Blanc provides me metaphysical return to one of my most favorite parts of France. This wine is alluring and delicious. Its enticing aromas and flavors of ripe peach skin, tropical fruits, and sweet forest notes provide a perfect match with grilled eggplant, peppers, and mild chiles. (Tasted: September 17, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
Ridge’s 2019 Grenache Blanc, emerges from Adelaida Vineyard in Paso Robles. Apricot, white flowers, tangerine and mint are some of the notes that grace this exquisite, vibrant Rhône blend of Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Roussanne, with a bit more Picpoul than last year. This is such a delicious wine.
90pts Jeb Dunnuck
Coming all from the Adelaida Vineyard in Paso Robles and a blend of 77% Grenache Blanc, 18% Picpoul, and the balance Roussanne, the 2019 Grenache Blanc has a pretty bouquet of white flowers, dried herbs, stone fruits, and honeysuckle. Nicely balanced, medium-bodied, and elegant, it has good acidity, plenty of classic Grenache Blanc richness and depth, and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years.
Translucent gold color. Aromas of yellow pear, green plum, orange blossoms, and sweet oak. Enters with juicy, tart citrus fruits, lively acidity, with medium-body fullness; Lengthy lime-zest aftertaste.
Blend: 77% Grenache Blanc, 18% Picpoul, 5% Roussanne