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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Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc 2017$29.00
The 2017 Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc from Mendocino is the third vintage from the Norgard Vineyard in Mendocino County in Northern California! The inspiration remains the Loire Valley in France, where Chenin Blanc gained its fame. The source for this bottling comes from a region in Mendocino referred to as the ‘Talmage Bench.’ The vineyard, located on the east side of the Russian River in an area that has excelled in growing Chenin Blanc for many years, was planted in 1980 on a gentle, north-facing slope with excellent aspect that allows for great drainage and even ripening without too much heat accumulation. Lang & Reed 2017 Chenin Blanc – Mendocino has a white peach flash of aroma that expands to include scents of fresh apple and linden blossom. The flavors are equally expressive, with peach and stone fruit flavors and a healthy hint of honeycomb. The finish is extremely brisk with keen acidity but yet with a lingering texture that bodes well for additional complexity with some cellar time. At this stage this is a perfect wine for spring afternoons and summer evenings, paired with light cheeses and summer fare as well as opened for gatherings of good friends.
Rabble Sauvignon Blanc 2018$24.00
The Rabble Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is one of their single varietal wines; uncorrupted and pure. The Rabble labels are renditions of historical wood block prints from the Nuremberg Chronicle (late 1400’s), textured and tactile, depicting nature’s wrath. Nature is ruthless when it goes ignored. This label illustrates the Pegasus being unchained! Bright and juicy flavors of tangerine, gooseberry and kiwi, all twine together and dance across the palate. A touch grassy with great minerality. The natural crisp and clean acidity acts as the backbone and gives the wine a cheerful liveliness. Zesty and delicious.
Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2016$58.00
The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2016 Esprit de Tablas Blanc is a blend of three estate-grown varietals, propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. Rousanne provides the core richness, minerality, and flavors of honey and spice, while Grenache Blanc adds green apple and anise flavors, a lush mouthfeel and bright acids. Picpoul Blanc completes the blend, adding a saline minerality and tropical notes. The 2016 vintage was the third consecutive drought year and saw the earliest-ever beginning to the growing season. The result was a vintage with excellent concentration balanced by good freshness, which should be vibrant and powerful young, but with the balance to age. The 2016 Esprit de Tablas Blanc has an appealing nose of fresh pears, wildflower honey and candied pecan, lifted by a spicy notes of anise and orange blossom. The mouth shows flavors of salted honeydew, honeycrisp apple, and more pear, with floral notes of jasmine and citrus blossom reemerging on the long, clean, spicy finish. Already delicious, it should also go out 15 years or more and gain additional nuttiness and complexity with time.