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2009 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

by David on April 18, 2011

Napa Valley Chenin BlancThe 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.

Flavor profile: Fresh and fruity with juicy pear, honeyed melon, green apple and honeysuckle with a lively citrus finish. Drink now and through: 2012

2009 Vintage: Textbook conditions until a mid-October storm. The most common themes: Good flavor maturity at low sugars.

Food Suggestions
The fresh, lively flavors are perfect with lighter fare – sea food, salads, poultry or pork. It’s a refreshing contrast to the heat of spicy Thai and Indian cuisine. For delicious pairings, such as Pork Medallions with Grapefruit-Ginger Chutney, go to Colleen’s recipe database at

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