Special ReleaseChenin Blanc
2018

Winemaker’s Notes

Many of you know Chenin Blanc from its home along the Loire River and the famous wines of Vouvray, Savennières and — my favorite — Saumur. The varietal also has a long history in post-prohibition California when it was the most important white variety. Our version, planted on sandy soils in a cool site, is fresh and intense with deep ripe apple fruit, a lick of honey and vibrant mineral acidity. I absolutely love it. And, it drinks beautifully the following day from a partial bottle. We fermented and aged this wine in neutral French oak hogshead barrels for 16 months prior to bottling.

Drink on release or age up to five years.

Andy Smith


Vineyard

Harvest Date

September 11th

Appellation

Sonoma Coast

Clones

982

Age of Vines at Harvest

3 years

Barrel Aging

16 months neutral hogsheads

Production

55 cases of 750mL