Chenin Blanc

Fragrant aromas of honeysuckle cut through the lush fruit with a little effervescence and a refreshing hint of ginger.

 

YEAR: 2017

BLEND: 100% Chenin blanc

SOURCE:
Reed Vineyard, Columbia Valley AVA, WA

ABV: 12.5%

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.

AWARDS:

  • Best in Class – 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Gold — 2019 Critic’s Challenge – 90 Points

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Thai Food
  • Rainbow Trout with fresh lemon
  • Seared foie gras
  • Chicken Piccata

PRICE: $18.00


“Often dismissed as a picnic wine, Chenin blanc nonetheless can occasionally play with the big boys (Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc) at a table set with husky and varied foods. The Cellardoor is one of those for its mature fruit suggestive of pears, dry delivery, and round but peppy body.”  – Mike Dunne, San Francisco Chronical

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