2019 Grenache Blanc Featured in Forbes “Wines of the Week”

Forbes Magazine

February 2021

Our 2019 Adelaida Grenache Blanc was recently featured by wine writer Brian Freedman in Forbes as a “Wine of the Week.” Calling the wine “another standout,” Freedman recommended it as the only white wine selection of the article.

2019 Grenache Blanc
Freedman captioned the above photo: “The Ridge Vineyards Grenache Blanc 2019 is a stunning example of how well this grape variety can do in California.”

The feature on the 2019 Adelaida Grenache Blanc included the following:

“This is the second vintage of this particular wine, which was grown in the Adelaida Vineyard, located in Paso Robles, which itself has been a hotbed of Rhône-variety innovation for decades. This particular Grenache Blanc is in that mold, and was deliciously blended with Picpoul and Roussanne. After hand-harvesting, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and naturally fermented (as opposed to having been inoculated with purchased yeast). 88% of the wine was then aged for eight months in American oak barrels, only 8% of which were new; the rest of the wine reposed in concrete tanks. The result of all that work is a wine of stunning texture, a touch oily yet still so lively, with a wonderful core of waxy lemon juice and pith, green melons, almond blossoms, and mineral running through it all. This is a complete wine, gorgeous, lively, textural, and altogether delightful.”