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2020 Chenin Blanc

2020 Chenin Blanc
Saureel Vineyard, El Dorado

Tasting Notes

This wine has lovely melon and chamomile aromas with a hint of pineapple guava. On the palate we find honeydew and pear flavors, minerality and a touch of savory flavor with delicate acidity. It is mildly sweet and light bodied, as is typical for Chenin Blanc.

Winemaking Notes

Upon reaching the winery the grapes were whole cluster pressed and the juice sent straight to tank. This wine fermented in chilled tank with Sauvignon Blanc yeast to play up tropical aromatics in the wine, and to promote a delicate wine profile. No oak was used in the making of this wine, and it did not complete any malolactic fermentation, both of which would have overpowered some of the delicate characteristics we wanted to retain.  

Food Pairing

Pork, seafood, and soft cheeses are classic pairings for Chenin Blanc. Seafood tartare, smoked salmon, sushi, light pasta dishes, goat cheese, and quiche would pair with this delicate example of Chenin Blanc.


Held in stainless steel until bottling.

About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc originated in the Loire Valley in France where it is believed to have first appeared in the 9th century in the sub region of Anjou. It is one of the primary grapes of the region. Chenin Blanc is known for high acidity and a somewhat neutral palate (in comparison to highly aromatic varieties like Sauvignon Blanc) that makes it very expressive of terroir and the winemaker’s touch. It often features aromas and flavors of quince, pear, yellow apple, chamomile and honey. 

Wine Specs

100% Chenin Blanc

124 cases produced

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Chenin Blanc
El Dorado
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