2019 Chenin Blanc
Bright tropical notes of mango and pineapple mesh well with lemon curd and honeydew melon. Wonderful acidity is highlighted with green apple and mineral notes.
Pairs with Thai food, oysters, hot summer days & row boats
St. Helena-Napa Valley
Sept. 16, 2019
This Chenin is our most local farm to table wine...grown, made and bottled within 300 yards of our winery. This Chenin Blanc has a very fruity nature to it but is absolutely made in a dry style which allows the finish to linger with clean citrus and floral flavors. Bright tropical notes of mango and pineapple mesh well with lemon curd and honeydew melon. Wonderful acidity is highlighted with green apple and mineral notes.
The grapes in our Chenin Blanc come from the vineyard surrounding the winery. Our original Chenin Blanc was planted in the early 1970s. We have been producing a varietal Chenin Blanc from our estate vineyards since the 2002 vintage, and are proud to be a part of the revival of this truly Noble variety.
Our Chenin Blanc grapes are whole cluster pressed, only using the free run portion of the juice. The juice is fermented in Stainless Steel at between 46°F- 60°F. This wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation partially barrel aged (18%) in Hungarian Oak for 3 months.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with Thai good, oysters, hot summer days and row boats
100% Chenin Blanc