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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
22.1 Brix
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2019 Chenin Blanc has delicate aromas of underripe mango, yellow apple, Meyer lemon & hints of wet stone minerality. The palate showcases balanced acidity and medium body with flavors of tangerine, ripe pineapple, mango and inviting honeysuckle linger through the long finish. The perfect companion for warm summer days and spicy cuisine.
Vineyard Notes
100% Curtis Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Production Notes
24% barrel fermented with malolactic fermentation and sur lie 76% cool stainless fermentation with no malolactic 209 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
This wine is sourced from Curtis Vineyard which was planted in 1982 and is one of the few sources of Chenin Blanc in the Santa Ynez Valley. The self-rooted vines of this lot are grown at 1,100 ft. elevation. The aroma is quince with flavors of pear and almond. The barrel fermented portion of this wine adds texture and aromatic complexity.

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