The Grand Ridge is soft and round in the mouth, and shows honey, peach and lactic-cream flavors. Interesting aromas—resin, golden raisin and peach. Toasty-orange flavors on the finish.
Aromas are of bread and something vaguely chemical, but its flavors are all fruit—apricot or nectarine, and maybe some sour plum. It’s a mouthful, with that mouthcoating quality that you get from sucking on hard candy. Finishes crisp and smooth.
An odd wine, in that the nose and finish is full of butterscotch, with green sour-apple or sweet pea accents. The palate, on the other hand, is pretty spry on flavor, with just some citrus and steel notes coming through. The parts are okay on their own, but don’t work together as well as they could.