The 2016 Lily is a white blend named in memory of Gregg’s grandmother who was as flamboyant as this wine. Yes, this wine is made to grab your attention with its exuberance, vibrance and stylishness.
It blends four Rhône varietals - Grenache Blanc (44%), Roussane (38%), Viognier (11%) and Picpoul (7%). On the nose, floral aromas mix with white peach and apricot. This comes through as you taste, and mixes with hints of apple and butterscotch. The Grenache Blanc was fermented in stainless steel, while the Roussanne, Viognier and Picpoul were co-fermented with whole clusters then pressed off into neutral French oak barrels for 10 months. The resulting wine has bright acidity and a long finish. Not a shy wine and only 100 cases produced. Drinkable now through 2022.
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast