Revelry Range Grenache Blanc 2021, Columbia Valley, Washington

Revelry Range Grenache Blanc is a crisp, high acid wine of incredible purity, grown high in the hills toward the southern reaches of the Columbia Valley. For 5 years, the staff searched the state high and low for this grape – the white version of the Grenache grape. Late in the fall of 2018, they heard rumor of a new planting of Grenache Blanc in the lower Yakima Valley. Art den Hoed and his son John, who also grow Cabernet Franc for Revelry’s Rosé had planted a two-acre parcel as an experiment. Often used in the Rhone valley of France in white blends, Grenache Blanc lends itself to many different winemaking styles. The grape offers wonderful freshness, acidity, and the most mind-bending array of flavors. This wine is chalked full of bright citrus, along with pineapple notes. An incredibly crisp profile bookends the wonderfully flawless, creamy mid-palate. It is a tremendously refreshing and expressive wine. We continue to be impressed by this lot in only its third release. 100% Grenache Blanc. Fermented in stainless steel.