Lot 587 | 2016 Santa Barbara
A rare varietal find from Santa Barbara - crisp, intense, delicious.
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- Santa Barbara
- Grenache Blanc
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2023
- Release Email
A crisp, white wine with origins in Spain and most widely found in the Rhône region today, Grenache Blanc is a rarity among US plantings. I’m never one to pass up terrific quality at a good price (especially with a rare varietal like this), so it was an easy decision to jump on this gem from Santa Barbara.
Sourced from an estate whose first plantings date back to the early 80s, Lot 587 is a lively, resplendent white wine that Sauvignon Blanc and Arneis drinkers will find exceptionally pleasing. As with our Lot 588 (perhaps the best bang-for-your-buck California Cabernet you can find these days, I might add), Lot 587 is a delicious showcase of the range and quality that Santa Barbara wine country has to offer.
Light and quaffable...a pleasant, well-balanced wine, with a nice mineral undertone. Keep the "light" in mind when pairing it with food.
Love the non-typical whites
I've been a big fan of the non-oaked and not sweet whites by CH, also the not too citrusy. This is another one that has pleased, and the price is awesome. I usually attribute this to summer by the pool, however, I'd also consider this for holiday gatherings.
(Also consider the current release of the Pinot Gris, if you like the taste profile; both are the GF's favorite whites at this moment.)
Excellent bouquet for a white, A crisp embrace of your taste buds.
It is the first time that I have a Grenache Blanc, and it paired surprisingly well with everything I’ve had it with: Brie, pasta with vegan mushroom sauce, even mustard pizza (it’s a Jersey thing). The citrus notes are obvious and delightful. No flabbiness here
Crisp like a honeycrisp apple. Lovely to sip with light dinner or appetizers. Light body would not pair with spicy or heavy meals. Perfect for summer evening.
Crisp and not too fruity
We enjoyed this white very much. Not too fruity, sweet but crisp and lovely.
Suits Our Sauv. Blanc-Loving Palates
We bought a couple of bottles just to try it out, and were so impressed we bought more. For a frame of reference, our house sipping whites are New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, and this wine suits us nicely - crisp and fresh!
I took a chance not knowing what a white Grenache would be like...and loved it. I was afraid it would be fruity, but its lighter than I expected and quite crisp. I'm glad I did it.
Another let down
This is yet another white wine that has failed miserably to live up to its hype! It isn't particularly dry, has very little character and is very short on the finish. We blind tasted it with a box Pinot Grigio that we use for cooking ... and the Pinot Grigio easily came out on top! Even leaving it for another 2 hours to breathe further didn't improve matters!
A great change of pace. Good balance of crispness and fruit. Great to find this grape from Cam and at a great price. Have bought it twice (so far).
Wasn't sure what to expect from this one and so glad I tried it. Reminds me of a Sancerre than new world Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and fruity without the over the top tropical that it seems NZ and US are all about now. My new CH favorite!