2010 Two Shepherds Grenache Blanc Saarloos Vineyard

Grenache Blanc

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • ucbeau Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 6, 2013 - Chilled for about an hour in the fridge, then popped and poured. On the nose it's got notes of white flowers, ripe apple, spices, and lime pith. Great texture on the palate, and I mean great. Rich yet packed with enough acidity to create a wonderful sense of balance. The finish is lengthy and impressive. This is a delicious wine with some years left in it.

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  • WillSka Likes this wine:

    July 28, 2012 - Consistent with previous tasting notes. Terrific!

  • WillSka Likes this wine:

    May 31, 2012 - William Allen's wines are proving addictive to me. I try one and then I'm anxious for another of his wines. This has a medium yellow color and medium-plus nose showing grapefruit, dusty kafir lime, lemon zest, a hint of oat tea cookies, and a wonderful white blossom and Mediterranean brush note. The body is medium-plus and the nose carries through to the palate along with some lees and slate. The marvelous acidity truly dances around one's tongue without being too sharp and the finish has surprisingly long length. This is a masterful effort and my addiction is growing to try my other Two Shepherds' wine. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait to get my hands on the next vintage of grenache blanc; and that date can't come too soon. This is a very good to outstanding wine!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • davidwhitedc wrote: 91 points

    March 3, 2012 - Winery Profile & Review: Two Shepherds: SRP: $24. Case Production: 24. Fermented & aged for 6 months in neutral oak. 100% Grenache Blanc. The nose is incredibly bright – and smells like a wine you’d crave in the summer. Tart green apples, honeydew melon, kiwis, and lemon drops combine for a delightful bouquet – with some cream and slate in the background. On the palate, the wine is equally bright, with mouth-watering acidity that makes it quite refreshing.

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  • SonomaWilliam wrote:

    November 20, 2011 - Newly released GB, only 25 cases made. Native yeast and ML fermentation, aged on the lees in neutral French oak for 5 months.
    Nose of white pear, grapefruit, lemon zest. Rich mouthfeel combined with excellent acidity, dances on the tongue in a great finish.
    I made this wine, and I love it, its one I almost wish wouldn't sell. :)
    This amazing fruit was lovingly driven 6 hours from Los Olivos to Russian River.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/25/2012 (link) 89 points

    (Two Shepherds Grenache Blanc Saarloos Vineyard) Light medium yellow color; lifted, tart citrus, lemon peel, skin contact nose; tart citrus, leesy, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Two Shepherds
  • Varietal Grenache Blanc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Saarloos Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2 (11%)
  • Consumed 17 (89%)

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