92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2009 Grenache Blanc Thompson Vineyard is a gorgeous, refined white graced with exquisite pears, green apples and melon. It shows striking balance and poise through to the inviting, polished finish. The wine was partially fermented in oak (40%), aged in neutral barrels, with 50% malolactic fermentation. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015. – A.G.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast
Very rich, creamy and delicious. Feels full-bodied and oaky in the mouth, although there’s no new wood, showing vanilla, buttered toast and honey flavors adding to the peaches, pears, mangoes, tangerines, limes and spices. An exotic alternative to Chardonnay. – S.H. WE Online Winemag Review: A delicious and interesting white wine, made from a variety more usually used for blending purposes. It’s honey-rich but dry, similar in structure to an oaky Chardonnay, with tropical fruit and vanilla flavors that have a pleasant touch of bitterness.2009 Jaffurs Thompson Vineyard Grenache Blanc