2021 Acquiesce Winery Grenache Blanc

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The Winery

First Susan Tipton’s Acquiesce Winery features exquisite white French wines exclusively (and one Rosé). When Susan Tipton founded Acquiesce Winery, she was on a mission unique to Lodi AVA and in fact, most vinicultural areas. She sought to offer only white Rhone wines. She was given many reasons why she should not focus on solely white wines. Yet based on her passion and life experiences in France, she proceeded without wavering. For more background information click on the follow link:

https://californiawinesandwineriesdotcom.wordpress.com/2022/12/20/2021-acquiesce-belle-blanc-a-tribute-to-chateauneuf-du-pape/

Here are the awards just for 2021 Grenache Blanc:

*Double Gold 2022 International Women’s Wine Competition, 96 pts

*Gold 2022 California State Fair Wine Competition, 96 pts

*Double Gold 2022 Sunset International Wine Competition, 96 pts

All these awards and she was named 2022 Best Woman Winemaker at the International Women’s Wine Competition. She and her wines are all winners!

The Wine

(Photo ©Michael Kelly)

A light refreshing wine. On the eyes a soft golden color and medium viscosity. On the nose white fruits waft into the senses. On the palate, the predominate flavor of honeydew melon followed with white peach. On the finish clean and crisp with acid layers of enjoyment. 100% Grenache varietal grapes. Only 573 cases produced and it sells for $30/bottle.

The Food and Wine Pairing

(Photo ©Michael Kelly)

Paired this evening with Coconut Shrimp. The recipe called for salt, black pepper, eggs, Panko bread crumbs, shredded coconut, vegetable oil and fresh shrimp. Not shown was a sweet Thai chili sauce drizzled over the shrimp. This was an excellent dish with the recipe provided by our friend.  Accompanied by a fresh garden salad and brown rice. A very compatible food and wine pairing. Susan Tipton suggests pairing it with “seafood, salads, spicy Asian and Mexican food and especially sushi!”

Sláinte,

Michael

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

https://www.acquiescevineyards.com/

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