Chappellet Dry Chenin Blanc 2000

Chenin Blanc from Napa Valley, California

Price: $12.99
Item No. 49364

Winemaker's Notes

AROMAS: Pear and honey are on the forefront of the complex aromas.Sweet honeydew melon,green apple and pineapple layered with a hint of almond and a light floral note provide depth and character. FLAVORS: This stunning wine exhibits flavors of lemongrass and ginger with balanced acidity and a round mouth-feel.Melon and spice carry through to a finish reminiscent of vanilla and banana. Our Chenin Blanc features Chappellet 's estate-grown fruit blended with Chenin Blanc from three other Napa Valley vineyards.We preserve the fresh fruit qualities and crisp acidity of the varietal by exposing a small portion,about 25%, to barrel fermentation in one-and two- year-old French oak barrels.This adds a note of richness and fullness to the more vibrant and fruity stainless-steel fermented lots.

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For more than four decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting world-class wines from fruit cultivated on the steep, rocky slopes of Napa Valley's renowned Pritchard Hill. As one of the first wineries to pioneer high-elevation hillside planting, and one of the few remaining great family-owned Napa Valley wineries, Chappellet Vineyard and Winery has influenced generations of...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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