Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2010 La Bastide Saint Dominique, Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc, France.
This wonderful blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Clairette is bright and cusp, but has a good expansion on the palate and a creamy roundness plus nice mineral tones. The nose is full of crushed stones and honeysuckle with a hints of citrus and spice before a vibrant palate of stone fruits, white peach and apricot lead the way, but there is tangerine and tropical notes too. Tangy acidity adds a clear focus and balance, making this vintage rather special and gives lots of life to the wine.
($15 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive