2019 Grenache Blanc, Skinner, El Dorado
The Skinners focus on Rhone varieties in an unusual part of California, El Dorado County (beyond Sacramento, on the way to Lake Tahoe). It was on the way home from a Lake trip that the family discovered the potential of these high altitude vineyards. Their Grenache Blanc is picked early to further encourage a fresh, zesty style. The wine has a pithy texture and bright citrus acidity alongside some riper peach and apricot fruit.