Fragrant aromas of honeysuckle cut through the lush fruit with a little effervescence and a refreshing hint of ginger.
BLEND: 100% Chenin blanc
Reed Vineyard, Columbia Valley AVA, WA
WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2017 vintage was nearly perfect – it started out cool, warmed up in the middle for great ripening, then cooled off again around harvest time. For fermentation, we chose a yeast strain developed in South Africa that was bred to produce rich ripe styles of Chenin blanc. Careful to keep oxygen exposure to a minimum, we fermented and aged this wine in stainless steel and, as a final touch, left a hint of residual fermentation CO2 when we bottled for added freshness.
- Best in Class – 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Gold — 2019 Critic’s Challenge – 90 Points
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