Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2013
Chenin Blanc from California
Brilliant and refreshing, this bottling of our remarkable blend bursts with an array of delightful aromas, opening with fresh lemon, juicy honeydew melon, pomelo and sweet mango, complemented by soft orange blossom and carnation floral notes. The palate is crisp and mouth-watering, leading with luscious papaya, yellow pear and ruby grapefruit flavors that are balanced by hints of sweet tangerine and white tea. The juicy fruit flavors linger through the clean and lively finish.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Light to medium straw color, some spritz showing; fresh honey dew aroma, smells like springtime, fine depth of fruit, charming, some flowery notes; light to medium bodied, perky and tingly on the palate; off dry to medium sweet, nice acidity, good balance; ripe honey dew, peaches and floral accents in the flavors, excellent depth; lingering finish, an explosion of fruit in the aftertaste. As usual, this is a very delightful white wine, fun yet serious enough for serious food matching."
Pine Ridge Winery
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. View all Pine Ridge Wines
About Other CaliforniaView a map of Other California wineries
California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label:
Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to wineries such as Wente.
Lodi County AVA, an AVA further east of San Francisco and known for its excellent, old-vine Zinfandels.
San Francisco Bay AVA, a sprawling AVA that covers Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, to name a few. Wine that holds only the California AVA is typically a wine that includes grapes from a number of different AVAs, which leads to the general labeling of the wine as California. This does not denote the quality of the wine, only the diversity of where the grapes originate.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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7 ratings, 4 with reviewsJayme2014 - Newington, CT411/14/2014411/14/2014
This is a great, not-too crisp white. I had heard wonderful things about a chenin blanc & viognier blend and this did not disappoint! I usually prefer red, but this was a white I could love. It wasn't too sweet...it had more minerality than a Riesling...but went down just as easy.Danette - Purcellville, VA311/6/2014
- Light & Crisp
I found this wine too sweet for my taste. I bought 6 bottles at the suggestions of the clerk at the store. I ended up giving the wine to my daughter who loved it.debparr - Friendship, WI49/23/2014Consistently delicious. A very under-rated wine in my opinion. The 2013 is very nice.WineCollector - Prairieville, LA49/3/2014
- Fruity & Smooth
I kept this wine on hand for a certain group of ladies that claimed they did not like wine. This they would drink and now they are venturing out to other blends and varietals. I also enjoy this periodically for its lightness and crispness... cold and very refreshing.Gladys De Luca - Bel Air, MD46/28/2014scarlett - Peabody, MA35/22/2014Related Products
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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