Avenales Ranch Chenin Blanc 2019
The Avenales Ranch Old Vine Chenin Blanc was planted in 1972. This fruit is a beautiful golden color at peak ripeness and the wine is a wonderful representation of that color; clean, crisp and glowing with floral aromatics. This wine carries depth and will be enjoyed in the heat of summer and even in the cool of winter.
A recent winner of a silver medal in the Sunset Magazine Wine Competition, enjoy with a savory fried chicken meal, a charcuterie board, or with friends in the warm sunshine.
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Gramercy Cellars Viognier 2019, Washington$24.00
An interesting opportunity presented itself to Gramercy Cellars to source fruit from a beautiful vineyard called Antoine Creek, just east of Lake Chelan along the banks of the Columbia River. The Lake Chelan AVA is a much cooler region of Washington and is ideal for white wines, especially Viognier.
Viognier is a tricky grape to grow in the vineyard. In hot sites, the grapes tend to get fully mature on the sun side of the cluster and completely under-ripe on the shade side of the cluster. In Condrieu, some producers are known to rotate the clusters to get the backside ripe. The grapes coming from Antoine Creek Vineyard have consistent ripeness throughout the cluster, most likely a product of being grown in a cooler area. The 2019 is a perfect balance of texture and elegance. The nose is floral, tropical and mineral. This wine has a very long mouthfeel with intense acid structure but remains balanced.
Fermented 75% of the wine in stainless steel to give the wine freshness and 25% in neutral wood with battonage to add texture.
Exotic tree and tropical fruits – peach, apricot, passion fruit, guava, mango. Bursts with white flowers and Asian spice. Fresh, clean and extremely aromatic. Explosive acidity, especially for Viognier, with mid-palate richness while still remaining light on the palate. Very concentrated and complex.
Fess Parker Marcella’s White Wine 2017$24.00
The 2017 Marcella’s, Fess Parker’s white Rhone blend, is absolutely terrific, not to mention a fabulous value. Ripe orchard fruit and floral notes meld together in a bright, creamy white to drink now and over the next few years. Enjoy the aromas of white flowers, jasmine, honeysuckle, green apple, apricot, ginger and vanilla. These are followed by enticing flavors of white peach, nectarine, green apple, lemon / citrus, almond and vanilla. 47% Viognier, 38% Grenache Blanc, 12% Roussanne, 3% Marsanne.
Truchard Estate Merlot 2017, Carneros$34.00
This Merlot is harvested from five separate hillside locations throughout the Truchard Estate Vineyard. The wines from these hillsides each have their own identity, and each contributes different characteristics to the final blend. Cabernet Franc is added in to provide additional softness and complexity. Spiced aromas of ripe plum, wild blueberry, and cassis with a touch of cedar, earth, and subtle mint. The mouth is smooth and round – layered with bright flavors of black cherries, red currants, and sweet vanilla. Ripe tannins fill the palate and provide an elegant finish of dried red fruits.