It is our belief that Chenin Blanc (when made well) rivals some of the
greatest white wines of the world. This wine was made from cool climate
grapes, barrel fermented in French Oak, and aged for 9 months. Blah, Blah,
Blah, Blah, Blah...REDISCOVER CHENIN BLANC!
Working with our designer (Anya, of Full Tank Design) on the label for this wine was almost as fun as making the wine. After seeing this label, our parents lovingly refer to us as Ben and Jerry. Come to think of it, we didnt ask Ken Wilson (our grower) what he would think about putting his name on a pint of Ben and Jerrys, but after tasting the wine, he didn't seem to mind. Undoubtedly, Ken grows the best Chenin Blanc in California at his vineyard in Clarksburg. For those who aren't familiar with Clarksburg,
it is located west of Sacramento. It has a unique microclimate where the
cool breezes from the Sierras and the Bay moderate the long hot days which
allow the grapes to reach optimal maturity. In addition to those ideal
growing conditions, the grapes come from low yielding old vines which
provide the intensity that makes our Chenin Blanc unique.