48% Grenache Blanc, 44% Roussanne, 8% Picpoul Blanc; 13% ABV
Arroyo Seco AVA, CA
$9 at the Richmond, CA, store on 15 Feb
This wine didn’t show very well at first pour, seeming rather bland. But a few minutes later, it started to open up, showing rich but delicate and elegant flavors of yellow flowers, honey, and, yes, beeswax. This was counterpointed by some fresh herbs like oregano, maybe thyme, perhaps a little white pepper. I liked it very much.
The next day, the flavors had only ripened and intensified, perhaps becoming less elegant, but still delicious.
On the third day, the flavors had started to get a little oxidized, but were still very good. I liked this wine a lot and got a couple more bottles in the hope that I can stay away from them for a few years and see how they develop.