Kunin Pape Star Blonde 2015
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley|
A blend of 67% Grenache Blanc, 22% Roussanne and 11% Marsanne, the 2015 Pape Star Blonde wafts from the glass with a youthful bouquet of crisp melon, orchard fruit, citrus rind and an exotic top note of petrol. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, creamy and textural while remaining juicy and refreshing. Its purity and balance are impressive now, but I would expect this to display even more texture and complexity after a year or two in bottle.
The 2015 Pape Star Blonde is Seth Kunin's Rhône-style blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne. Creamy, open-knit and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2015 is absolutely delicious. The Roussanne adds lovely mid-palate oiliness in this impeccably balanced white.
The 2015 Pape Star Blonde checks in as a blend of 67% Grenache Blanc, 22% Roussanne, with 11% Marsanne. It offers enjoyable, straightforward notes of lemon peel and orange blossom to go with a medium-bodied, moderately acidic, nicely textured style on the palate.