Chalone Chenin Blanc 2001

Chenin Blanc from Central Coast, California

$28.99
Item No. 62960
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

Known as the "noble rot," Botrytis cinerea concentrates the flavors, sugars and acids in the grapes leading toward more intensity in the wine. Although this lowers some of the overt fruitiness in the wines made from affected grapes, it heightens richness and a viscous honey quality with aromas of apricots, pears and honeysuckle. One hundred percent French oak aging adds bass notes of vanilla countered by the unique minerality of this unique Vineyard site. Try this wine with guacamole and salsa, sushi, spicy hors d'oeuvre or foie gras

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Perched high on the western slopes of the remote Gavilan Mountain Range on Mount Chalone, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, Chalone Vineyard represents a singular convergence of terroir and winemaking. Originally planted in 1919, the vineyard's ability to yield benchmark Chardonnay was discovered when Chalone Wine Group co-founder, Dick Graff, made his first vintage...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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