Young Chenin. This wine is grown at the Sutter Ranch Vineyard deep in the Clarksburg AVA. Sand and clay and marine breezes sculpt this vineyard which allows us to present a very refreshing dry wine that retains all of the varietal characteristics of Chenin Blanc.
Picked September 20th and 27th
19.8 average Brix
Foot treaded, pressed to tank, racked to barrel and tank.
Spontaneous fermentation, spontaneous ML, bottled on January 24th.
This wine starts with crushed oyster shell, cilantro, lemon peel and lanolin. It's crisp, and lean on the palate with chalky minerality. -Haarmeyer