The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Saintes Pierres De Nalys Blanc checks in as a blend of 36% Clairette, 29% Bourboulenc, and the rest Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Picardan, aged 8 months in wood. Its light gold color is followed by a rich, layered wine that has bright acidity as well as a straight, focused, classic style. Offering up notions of white peach, sliced apples, and subtle honeyed minerality, this concentrated, terrific white will keep for over a decade. The Saintes Pierres de Nalys white comes from all three of the distinct terroirs of the estate yet is mostly from the Bois Sénéchal lieu-dit, which is located just across the road from the domaine.
92 Pts Jeb Dunnuck