Reviewed on 03-11-2019
By
Rating B-
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $18.00  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Host/Hostess Gifting, Party Wine, Sipping Without Food

Drink If You Like

Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc , Marsanne

The Full Review

It is not clear what this wine means by Grand Reserve (there are no laws in our system for such designations), but if this wine had less alcohol it’s sustainable vineyard practices, as stated on the site, would be more apparent. Sugar was once alcohol so the higher the level, the sweeter the perception, and the harder the wine is to extract complexity. Here we have a rich, almost boozy, white wine with notes of tropical candied fruit and aloe, followed by a coconut lemon curd coulis. This wine is nostalgic for the days of old, when the oak was big and the alcohol was high. A wine of the times this is not.