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Grenache blanc (also known as garnatxa blanca in Catalonia) is a variety of white wine grape that is related to the red grape Grenache. It is mostly found in Rhone wine blends. Its wines are characterized by high alcohol and low acidity, with citrus and or herbaceous notes. Its vigor can lead to overproduction and flabbiness. However, if yields are controlled, it can contribute flavor and length. Grenache Blanc for a food and wine paring works well with most types of seafood. However, it’s a perfect match for shellfish and of course, the famous dish of southern France, bouillabaisse. The 2016 Grenache Blanc, shows elements of green apple, herb and minerality, along with floral scents and refreshing acidity. This vineyard planted in the Sloughhouse sub AVA of Lodi Wine Country and thrives in the hot, dry and often windy conditions found in the Northern part of the Lodi Appellation.