Top 100 Wines of 2013
2012 Kinero Alice Paso Robles Grenache Blanc ($22, 13.1%):
Another score from Anthony Yount, whose work with this grape stands to rewrite Paso’s story line. A perfect balance of full texture and acid-driven tension, with chervil, pear blossom and bitter-almond accents. As serious an expression of Grenache Blanc as you’ll find anywhere.
Young Wine Makers of Paso
[...] Like many of the area’s rising stars, Anthony Yount, 27, works at an established vineyard, Denner Vineyards, while making his Kinero Cellars blends on the side. (He’s known for his whites.) [...]
Issue 208: August 2013
These 2012 whites by Anthony Yount show the richness of the vintage nicely, while staying fresh and beautifully drinkable. They all represent solid values and deserve attention.
2012 Kinero Grenache Blanc Alice 92 pts.
2012 Kinero Roussanne Rustler, James Berry Vineyard 93 pts.
2012 Kinero Chardonnay, Talley Vineyard 92 pts.
Anthony Yount – Winemaker to Watch February 2014
…That not only informed his work at Denner but also gave the Kinero wines an unexpected seriousness for a modest white-wine label out of Paso. (Early success doesn’t seem to have dented Yount’s sense of humility. His Web address? Notplonk.com.) In particular, his Alice Grenache Blanc is one of California’s top examples of that grape, one that underscores its more profound possibilities… Read More Here