Ridge Grenache Blanc?

Posted by: Bob Davis

Ridge Grenache Blanc? - 11-11-2019 13:51:06

Found it at MacArthurs in DC over the weekend. I had never heard of it until I saw it. 2018 vintage and the first release. 75% Grenache Blanc, 15% Picpul, and 10% Roussanne. Should be interesting.
Posted by: BEB

Re: Ridge Grenache Blanc? - 11-11-2019 14:41:33

Yes, it certainly should be. I picked up 4 bottles from Ridge when it released to the mailing list.
Posted by: Bob Davis

Re: Ridge Grenache Blanc? - 11-12-2019 13:58:25

Boyce,
Besides the mailing list are you doing the ATP as well? We used to. We've let Ridge slide off the radar for some time which we should remedy.
Bob
Posted by: TomHill

Confusing... - 11-12-2019 16:53:16

There are actually two GB's out. One was targeted to distributors/retail/restaurant market. And then another that they put up on the Ridge WebSite.
Tom
Posted by: Bob Davis

Re: Confusing... - 11-13-2019 06:23:47

Whats the difference? The blend?
Posted by: TomHill

Re: Confusing... - 11-13-2019 07:45:39

Originally Posted By: Bob Davis
Whats the difference? The blend?

The blend is slightly different, I believe. And this 1'st bttlg was done back in late Winter. This new one for the Wine Clubs was bttld later, I believe.
I've tried the first release, but not the one from their WebSite.
Tom
Posted by: BEB

Re: Ridge Grenache Blanc? - 11-13-2019 17:25:23

No, I'm not on the ATP list, Bob, but I am on the Z List for the Zinfandels and the Monte Bello list. As Geo used to say here,
"I admit that I'm a Ridge whore" (or some such wording). laugh
Posted by: BEB

Re: Confusing... - 11-13-2019 17:31:06

Tom, the bottling I pick up was from the Adeliada Vineyard (Paso Robles) with a blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 25% Picpoul and 25% Roussanne. What's the other bottling's name or blend (or both)?
Posted by: Bob Davis

Re: Confusing... - 11-13-2019 18:25:21

Boyce,
the one I got is labeled as Grenache Blanc and is 75% Grenache Blanc, 15% Picpul, and 10% Roussanne.
Posted by: TomHill

Re: Confusing... - 11-14-2019 07:17:28

Which was the first bttling.
Tom
Posted by: BEB

Re: Confusing... - 11-30-2019 09:58:13

Originally Posted By: TomHill
Which was the first bttling.
Tom


I believe the Adelaida bottling was the first, but I'll deny I ever said that if proven wrong. Here's a link to the Ridge website about it. The material at this link doesn't say it is the first, but it does say that it is available only to members.
Posted by: James Cross

Re: Confusing... - 12-09-2019 09:03:46

I was at Ridge Lytton Springs on Saturday and they were pouring the Adelaida version; very nice. Lots of their wines are targeted at their three "clubs," which they seem to be pushing more actively these days. They even pitched an umbrella program where you can buy from all three. As an aside, they had a benefit on Saturday for the Sonoma fire victims and it was well done with food and wine.
Posted by: Sean_Devaney

Re: Confusing... - 12-09-2019 15:09:55

Originally Posted By: BEB
Originally Posted By: TomHill
Which was the first bttling.
Tom


I believe the Adelaida bottling was the first, but I'll deny I ever said that if proven wrong. Here's a link to the Ridge website about it. The material at this link doesn't say it is the first, but it does say that it is available only to members.



I believe the wine that Bob started this thread was actually the first release. Labeled as Grenache Blanc I tried it last August at a trade tasting and was listed as a "restaurant only" wine but some did make it to the local retail market. The Adelaida seams to be a ATP/Club release only and released later. The wine labeled as Grenache Blanc is 75% GB while the Adelaida is only 50% GB. Two different bottlings from the same vineyard.
Posted by: BEB

Clarity at last! - 12-10-2019 17:08:15

Thanks for adding some clarity, Sean.
Posted by: Roland Dumas

Re: Ridge Grenache Blanc? - 02-05-2020 10:52:57

all the notes about its existence. What does it taste like?
Posted by: Bob Davis

Re: Ridge Grenache Blanc? - 02-05-2020 19:55:19

Excellent question. Donít know yet.
Posted by: James Cross

Re: Ridge Grenache Blanc? - 02-06-2020 08:08:56

I had it at the Lytton Springs winery in December and liked it. Sort of a clean version of a white Rhone varietal; good color and mouth feel. I'd buy it. The fellow pouring said it was popular as an alternative to chard. Ridge has changed the chard program in the past few years with just the two (M Bello and Estate) both from S Cruz. They no longer make one at Lytton.

FYI the version I had was labeled "Adelaida" (Paso fruit) and was 50 Grenache blanc, 25 picpoul and 25 roussanne.
Posted by: TomHill

Re: Ridge Grenache Blanc? - 02-07-2020 12:15:23

Originally Posted By: Roland Dumas
all the notes about its existence. What does it taste like?


I've a TN out there on WCWN. Good stuff...at least the original GB.
Tom