2019 Emmitt-Scorsone Grenache Blanc, Carneros, California, USA

With a reductive, flinty initial aroma, this wine opens up on the palate to reveal peach, melon and lemon rind flavors. Crisp acidity and a light touch keep it fresh and rewarding.



The 2019 growing season began with heavy rains in March and April, which cultivated robust cover crops that organically enriched the soil with an abundance of nutrients. Fruit set was abundant and we aggressively thinned the Grenache to encourage flavor development and even ripeness. With the exception of a brief heat spike in June, summer weather was moderate except for a brief heat spike in mid-August. We harvested the Ceja Farms Grenache Blanc in two passes on September 29th and October 5th under mild autumn conditions to achieve a balance of acidity and bright fruit flavors.


Emmitt-Scorsone Winegrowers is a partnership between winemakers Palmer Emmitt and Michael Scorsone. At our small artisan winery in northern Sonoma County, we bottle wines under several labels – Judge Palmer, Domenica Amato, and Emmitt-Scorsone. Across the portfolio, our grapes are sourced from small, family-owned vineyards and our wines hand-made with passion and authenticity.

Named after Palmer’s grandfather, Judge Palmer showcases Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietal wines made in the classic California tradition from premier vineyards in both Napa and Sonoma. Michael’s Sicilian grandmother is the inspiration for our Domenica Amato label, which features Grenache and other Italian and Rhône varieties produced in an old-world, food-friendly style. Our new Emmitt-Scorsone brand offers a more value-oriented entry point to enjoy our hand-crafted wines.