"Ethereal" Garnacha Blanca, 2019

Produced by Riaza Wines

We've "pined" over this grape for years... and finally got the planets to line up. Front loaded with stone fruit and citrus (on the nose and palate), the wine's "fleshy-ness" and bright acidity keep things crisp and refreshing. The finish sticks around for a bit longer that you might expect.

Icons/location pin Mokelumne River, Lodi, California
Icons/wine/white Uncommon White
Icons/star Rare wine (81 cases produced)

The details

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  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Goat Cheddar, Grilled Halibut, Seared Scalops

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Tasting Notes

Stone Fruit Citrus

What's cool?

Interesting Winemaking Technique

Aged on the lees ("sur-lie") for four weeks following primary fermentation.

Notable Viticulture Technique

All stainless steel - and no secondary (or Malolactic) fermentation.

A Place In History

This is the first Garnacha Blanca we've ever made.

Lodi, California

Riaza Wines

Above all else, we are committed to making really good wine. That seems pretty obvious right… we are a winery after all! Our goal is to consistently create high-quality, hand-crafted wines from distinctive vineyards in Lodi. In a lot of respects, that’s kind of our mission statement… and one that we are absolutely, fundamentally passionate about.

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Nerdy Details

What's in the bottle
Garnacha Blanca (100%)
ABV: 11.8%
Acidity: ph of 3.21 acidity of 6.5 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/l
Garnacha Blanca (Grenache Blanc 01.1) from 4 year old vines from Fields Vineyard, Mokelumne River (100%). Harvested on 2019-09-06 at 22.1 brix .
Press: The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed immediately prior to going into the press.
Fermentation: The primary fermentation was temperature-controlled and lasted approximately 22-days.
Clarification: The wine was both heat and cold stabilized.
Seven months in stainless steel.
Bottled on: 2020-04-27