Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2021

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2021

 

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Pine Ridge
Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2021
  • Vintage : 2021
  • Country : USA
  • Region : California
  • Subregion Napa
  • Type : White
  • Style : Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 83% Chenin Blanc, 17% Viognier

Crisp, bright and lively, this wine is an aromatic white blend boasting a bouquet of orange blossom, honeysuckle, citrus, tropical fruit, and fresh cut green herbs. On the palate, there are ripe fruit flavours of lychee, white peach, grapefruit and nectarine flavours. It is medium-bodied, with a hint of minerality on the long, refreshing finish.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 92 2021
DCT Decanter 90 2019
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2018
More information on wine critics and ratings

Vineyards:

The Chenin Blanc comes from the Clarksburg appellation, referred to as the “Gem of the Delta”, which is over in the Sacramento river delta. This means that it is fairly warm with an almost constant breeze which helps to retain freshness and acidity in the grapes. The soils tend to be deep clay with excellent water holding capacity. The trellising is bi-lateral cordon. The Viognier is sourced from Lodi, which has a classic Mediterranean climate, with warm days and cool nights. The San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta provides cooling breezes.

Vinification:

The grapes were destemmed and crushed upon arrival at the winery. The free run juice was combined with the press fraction to increase mouth feel. Two different types of yeast were used to add complexity and aromatics. Fermentation took place at a cool temperature of 13ºC. The wine was aged in stainless-steel tanks without malolactic fermentation in order to retain the pure varietal fruit character in the final wine.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2021)
A bright and fresh blend of 80% chenin and 20% viognier, offering white peach and hints of candied lemon. Lightly steely with bitter-lemon notes. Just slightly off-dry.

Decanter (DCT) : 90 Points (2019)
This fun, fresh and incredibly aromatic off-dry white blend showcases fruit-forward notes of juicy melon, Anjou pear, crisp apple and a lots of tangy citrus. Delightful floral nuances and a delicious, round profile give this wine a lot of versatility and crowd-pleasing appeal.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2018)
Medium-bodied wine tastes vivid and tangy but also boasts rich, ripe and round characteristics that broaden the flavors and lead to a lingering finish. It shows an abundance of ripe pear, apple and citrus flavors that really wake up the taste buds.Editors' Choice

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