The Chenin Blanc grape is extremely versatile and can be used in making everything from a soft, fruity wine, to dessert, or even sparkling wine. The honeyed fruit and floral character inspired our Winemaker, Geoff Gorsuch, to add it to our portfolio as the perfect picnic wine. Flavor profile: Fresh, fruity, floral and slightly sweet [...]
The old vines in the eastern hills of Napa Valley produced low yields of small grapes so packed with honeyed fruit and floral character that Geoff allowed the fermentation to go dry for this exceptional vintage.
We’d like to welcome spring with something just a little sweet. That’s our Chenin Blanc – fresh and light with just a touch of sweetness to accentuate the honeyed pear, bright citrus and pineapple character. The Chenin Blanc is wonderfully refreshing on its own, but Colleen came up with this quick and delicious recipe that features zesty citrus [...]
Beautiful aromatics and soft, sweet flavors from old vines in the Napa hills – fresh pear, honeysuckle and a mouthwatering touch of citrus. Pairings: Duck, pork, shellfish, mild cheeses, slightly sweet fruit desserts. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes
Common synonyms: Chenin, Pineau de la Loire, Pineau d’Anjou, Steen Believe it or not, there was a time when Chenin Blanc was the most popular white wine in Napa Valley before it was eclipsed by Chardonnay and fell into relative obscurity. In its home in the Loire Valley of France, where it’s often called Pineau [...]
Fresh and fragrant in style, a touch of sweetness enhances the ripe pear, honeysuckle, crisp grapefruit, melon and spice. Pairings: Duck or pork, medium-soft cheeses, slightly sweet fruit desserts. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes
Honeyed fruit and flowers, with a hint of hay, Chenin Blanc leads a double life. Is it a bland work-horse blender? Is it a fragrant and ethereal treat? Through no fault of its own, there really is very little predictability for this wonderful variety. In its home in the Loire Valley of France, where it’s [...]
Perfumed aromas with honesuckle, Asian pear and spice from Abruzzini Vineyards. Soft on the palate. Fresh flavors of apple, grapefuit, and melon, with a crisp finish. Residual sugar 3% by weight. Listen to our audio winemaker note: mp3 Read more about this wine here.
Chenin Blanc isn’t showcased much here in California these days, but in Vouvray, a particularly picturesque town in the Loire Valley of France, it’s been treasured for centuries for its exquisite floral character. Our winemaker, Geoff Gorsuch, immediately thought of Chenin Blanc as the variety of choice when he contemplated making a slightly sweet white [...]