- Item #: i_251310Bottle Size: 750mlPine Ridge has one of the most solid portfolios in California crafting flavorful Cabernets, Merlots, and Chardonnays; but what often strikes us most is their Chenin Blanc - Viognier blend! This wine has been one of our perennial favorites for years. It is a rather unconventional blend, but once you taste the flavors and the refreshing qualities of the wine, we know you'll be hooked just as we have been!
Pine Ridge's winemaker Michael Beaulac likes the Chenin Blanc harvested early to maintain its bright acidity, while Viognier brings its signature fragrant bouquet. The 2018 bottling of this distinctive blend opens with a dazzling spectrum of fruit and floral aromas, from crisp white peach, honeyed pear and sweet mango, to touches of fresh jasmine blossom and white chai tea. Filled with bright and juicy fruits, the palate flaunts flavors of succulent white nectarine, candied pineapple, green fig and subtle grapefruit. The crisp and slightly off-dry flavor profile lasts well through the clean and refreshing finish.
- Item #: i_268770Bottle Size: 750mlTerraces Winery has come out with a Chenin Blanc that tastes unlike anything we've had out of California in several years; so we have to ask ourselves...how do they do it?!?!? Winemaker Timm Crull loves to drink clean, vibrant white wines from France. So he doesn't just make a wine because the grapes are available; he makes delicious wine because QUALITY grapes are available, and he knows what to do with them! Sourced from the cool region of Clarksburg (east of Napa), the wine does not go through secondary fermentation in order to retain fresh acidity and sees only 6 months in neutral barrels to promote texture. Clean and bright with a pale straw hue, the delicate aromas of lemon zest, underripe peach, crisp green apple, guava, and orange blossom draw you into the glass. The palate is light bodied with bright acidity dancing across the tongue giving way to a subtle chalky minerality, crisp citrus fruit and dainty honeysuckle. The long dry finish leaves your palate refreshed and eager for another sip. Truly the perfect Summer wine. Drink now to 3-5 years.