Sillix 2013 Grenache Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA
Vinous.com rating: 91..."Bright yellow. Powerful, mineral-laced aromas of dried citrus and orchard fruits, with complicating notes of succulent herbs, anise and sweet butter. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering bitter peach pit and Meyer lemon flavors plus a touch of poached pear. Becomes spicier with air and finishes sappy and long, with a zesty mineral nuance adding bite. Blake Sillix is the assistant winemaker at Tyler, by the way."