Name: Inglenook Blancaneaux
Country: United States
Sub-Region: Napa Valley
Producer: Inglenook Winery
Varietal: White Blend
Inglenook-Rubicon Estate Blancaneaux 750ml 2012
Created in 1999 as a partner to Rubicon, Inglenook’s flagship white wine, Blancaneaux is a white Rhone-style blend of estate-grown Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. Blancaneaux is produced in extremely limited quantities from the mere 6.5 acres of white grapes grown on the property at the base of Mt. St. John, the shadiest part of the estate. All three varietals come from vines that are more than ten years old and now showing signs of maturity by revealing more profuse aromatics, richer textures, and complex flavors. The Marsanne and Roussanne contribute distinct mineral notes, weight and body, while our Viognier brings an intense bouquet of tropical fruit and spice notes.
Wine Spectator: 89 points
Crisp and flinty up front, with an intriguing mix of dried pineapple, lemon, grapefruit and nectarine flavors that are delicate and light, yet intense and powerful at the same time. The components really come into focus on the finish, where an appealing yellow raisin accent kicks in. Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. Drink now. 1,000 cases made.