Skip to Main Content
2023 Grenache Blanc Bottle

2023 Grenache Blanc

It looks like there was a problem contacting the store. Please try reloading your browser. If the problem persists try contacting us at orders@tablascreek.com

The 2023 Tablas Creek Vineyard Grenache Blanc is Tablas Creek’s twenty-second bottling of its 100% Grenache Blanc. The Grenache Blanc grape, a widely planted but rarely acknowledged southern Rhone varietal, is the white variant of the better-known Grenache Noir. It has been a remarkable success in California since we introduced it in 1997, producing wines with full body, good acidity, and flavors of citrus, anise, and green apple.

Reviews coming soon

Tasting Notes

A classic Grenache Blanc nose of baked green apple, chalky minerals, anise, and sage butter. On the palate, flavors of lemon drop and apple galette, lovely rich texture kept in check by vibrant acids and Grenache Blanc's phenolic architecture that offers a hint of tannin on the finish.

Technical Details

Appellation

  • Adelaida District Paso Robles

Technical Notes

  • 13.5% Alcohol by Volume
  • 900 Cases Produced

Blend

  • 100% Grenache Blanc

Certifications

  • roc-gold
  • ccof-organic

Recipes & Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Spicy Asian preparations of fish and chicken
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Sushi
  • Mussels Mariniere

Production Notes

We use most of our Grenache Blanc in our Esprit de Tablas Blanc and Cotes de Tablas Blanc each year. However, we have been so pleased by the flavors and intensity of the Grenache Blanc that we try to reserve a small quantity of Grenache Blanc for a single-varietal bottling most vintages.

Our Grenache Blanc grapes were grown on our Regenerative Organic Certified™ and biodynamic estate vineyard.

The 2023 vintage began with our wettest-ever winter, replenishing ground water and delaying budbreak. It continued with our coolest growing season in more than a decade, which combined with the late start to produce a harvest roughly a month later than most recent years, beginning in mid-September and not concluding until mid-November. Warm, sunny weather starting in October allowed the later-ripening varieties to reach full maturity. The exceptionally long hangtime and gradual ripening combined to produce fruit with deep colors, remarkable intensity, and noteworthy vibrancy. We believe 2023 has all the hallmarks of a blockbuster year.

For the varietal Grenache Blanc, we chose mostly lots fermented in stainless steel (for energy), with a smaller addition from foudre (for roundness). The lots were blended in May 2024 and bottled under screwcap the next month.

Downloads: