2014 Andrew Murray "Enchante" Santa Barbara White
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The only white I was able to taste from Murray, the 2014 Enchante is a solid, juicy and medium-bodied blend of 55% Roussanne and 45% Grenache Blanc. Raised in equal parts stainless steel and neutral Burgundy Barrels, it has attractive notes of crisp pear, apple and citrus, with a quaffable, deliciously easy-drinking feel. (JD)
This blend of 55% Roussanne and 45% Grenache Blanc offers broad aromas of cooked apples, honeydew melon and peach custard. The palate is tighter, with seared green apples, lemon rind and yellow grapefruit zest, then slowly opens more tropically, with banana elements. This is a full-bodied white wine. (MK)
Dried floral notes and a touch of grapefruit pith are balanced by lemon, apple and peach flavors, with plenty of acidity on the finish. Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. (MW, Web-2016)
The French sometimes say "Enchanté" when they greet each other. The folks at Andrew Murray have named their Estate-Grown signature white blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne after this expression. These two grape varietals perform in a "yin yang" way: Roussanne is rich and unctuous while Grenache Blanc is racy and bright, both complimenting and enhancing one another.