Full Review

Corner 103

Corner 103
2016 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Rhône White Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .61%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30
2017 Best White Wine, 2017 Best US White Wine

Corner 103
2016 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Rhône White Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .61%
Pale golden amber color. Citrusy, elegant aromas of pink grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and vanilla bean with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an elegant, long fresh mint and dill, allspice and apricot, lilac, and wet pebbles finish with well-integrated, silky tannins. A silky mouthfeel and long, satisfying finish give this wine staying power.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pink grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: fresh mint and dill, allspice and apricot, lilac, and wet pebbles
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Sturgeon, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky mouthfeel and long, satisfying finish give this wine staying power.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

Their Portfolio

88 Corner 103 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.8% (USA) $25.00.
86 Corner 103 2012 Merlot, Alexander Valley 13.8% (USA) $45.00.
89 Corner 103 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
90 Corner 103 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
93 Corner 103 2013 Cabernet Franc, Sonoma Valley 13.9% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
92 Corner 103 2012 Sonoma County, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
85 Corner 103 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.8% (USA) $25.00.
88 Corner 103 2012 Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
84 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
95 Corner 103 2016 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
85 Corner 103 2015 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
89 Corner 103 2016 Carignane, Redwood Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
90 Corner 103 2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2016 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.6% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Viognier, Sonoma Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2015 Vernaccia, Carneros 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $40.00.

Rhone White Varietal Blend

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
The Rhône Rangers are a hearty band of US vintners who plant and promote lesser-known white varietals from France's Rhône Valley. They sing the praises of wines such as viognier, marsanne, roussanne and blends thereof.