CLEMENTINE CARTER Grenache Blanc 2016

(Santa Barbara County, CA) $25

What does fresh actually mean? Is it the lifted aroma of a flower? The vivid wetness of a fruit? The brisk scent of the ocean? The clean feel of cool morning air? Or maybe it can be all of these—as it is in this terrific wine from the small Santa Barbara producer Clementine Carter. Grenache blanc, well known in southern France, is fairly rare in California. And it’s a temperamental grape. But when you get it right (like this), it makes a delicious wine of purity and, yes, total freshness. (13% abv)

90 points KM

Available at K&L Wine Merchants

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