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2019 Chenin Blanc

2019 Chenin Blanc
Curtis Vineyard

Chenin Blanc, also known as Pineau de la Loire in France, is a grape common in the Loire Valley where it is used in the Loire Sparkling Wines because of its high acidity.

In California, it is widely grown and often used in combination with other grapes for ordinary table wine. When carefully cultivated, as in the Curtis Vineyard, it can produce a stand-alone aromatic wine of interesting complexity.

Bruce McGuire sources his grapes for the Chenin Blanc from Curtis Vineyard- known for loam rich soil, warm afternoons, and cool evenings that produce distinctive Rhone varietals. Self-rooted vines grown at high elevation help create the unique characteristics of this wine.

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SKU: 12019
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
October 24, 2019
22.3 Brix
Bottling Date
February 27, 2020
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2019 Chenin Blanc has delicate aromas of Meyer lemon, Bosc pear & hints of wet stone minerality. The palate showcases balanced acidity and medium body with flavors of tangerine, quince, underripe pineapple and inviting honeysuckle. The perfect companion for warm summer days. Pair this wine with seafood dishes and soft cheeses.
Vineyard Notes
100% Curtis Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Production Notes
100% stainless steel at cool temperatures 325 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Chenin Blanc is grown primarily in the Loire Valley. This dry version is fermented to be versatile before or with dinner. Bright, crisp fruit with aromas of quince and flavors of pear are present but develop with age.

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