Style: Medium White Vintage: 2017 ABV: 12.2%
Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
Appellation: Santa Barbara County Region: California County: United States
From 40 year old vines comes this semisweet wine by young winemaker Natalie Darr, full of aromas of honey, honeysuckle, chamomile and fortune cookies on the nose. The sweetness is subtle on the palate, as it surrounds a chalky core and grippy texture.
Sourced from the 3 remaining acres of own rooted vines in Los Alamos one of the original Chenin Blanc plantings in California circa 1974. In the cellar, whole cluster pressed for a slow, cool fermentation lasting 45 days.
Tight aromas of guava, nectarine and bubblegum show on the nose of this bottling by young winemaker Natalie Darr. The supple yet racy palate is framed by intensely bright acidity and a solid grip, delivering flavors of white cherry, fresh Pink Lady apple and rounded melon. - 91 pts. Wine Enthusiast