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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2007
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2007
(search item no. 94921)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruity floral signature of Chenin Blanc and the fragrant bouquet of Viognier make up this unique bottling. Pine Ridge was the first California winery to develop this original blend.

Floral and sweet on the nose, the 2007 Chenin Blanc-Viognier exhibits fragrant aromas of pear, lychee and melon, with a delicate touch of grapefruit, lime and mixed citrus. Bright, crisp flavors of lively citrus and pear are offered up along with a supple texture. The slightly off-dry finish is clean and crisp, marked with notes of red grapefruit. Enjoy now or cellar for two years.

"2007 Chenin Blanc/Viognier is a beauty, very perfumed (flowers, melons, tropical fruits), mediumbodied, super pure, with no oak and a dry, crisp finish. Drink it over the next year."
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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About Pine Ridge:

In 1978 , a remarkable vineyard took shape alongside a deep pine forest that climbs the western hillside of Napa Valley’s storied Stags Leap District. Today, nestled in a small valley along the Silverado Trail, the carefully maintained and terraced slopes of Pine Ridge Vineyards blend gracefully with the natural rise and fall of the land. Year after year, the wines of Pine Ridge carry a sense of this place and its history. Continuity, balance and meticulous craftsmanship are inherent in the wines and deeply embedded in the winery's heritage. Each vintage reflects the distinct characteristics of the appellation and a focused commitment to refinement that reaches across the years, from the founding of the winery to today.