Chenin Blanc SIP Certified, 2020

Produced by Avenales Ranch Winery

An incredible wine made from 49 year old vines, this Chenin Blanc will please even non-white wine drinkers. Crisp, yet floral with a smooth texture from malolactic fermentation.

Icons/location pin Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California
Icons/wine/white Calfornia Chenin Blanc
Icons/star Rare wine (120 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Fresh Oysters, Arugula Salad, Cheese Plate, Fresh Shellfish, Pork Tenderloin

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Tasting Notes

Apricot, Pear, Pineapple, Citrus Peel

What's cool?

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Hand-harvested

Hand harvested and foot stomped.

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Old Vines

A beautiful expression of nearly 50 year old vines and some of the first planted and last remaining Chenin Blanc vines in the state of California

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Organic Farming

While not certified yet, these vines have been organically farmed for the last 2.5 years. Soon to be certified!

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Rare Varietal

Some of the only Chenin Blanc left in California.

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Uncommon Region

The Paso Robles Highlands district is well known for the higher elevation, extreme heat and cool nights.

Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Avenales Ranch Winery

Producing small lot wines from the fruit on our certified Sustainable ranch and vineyard.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Chenin Blanc (100%)
ABV: 11.7%
Harvest
Chenin Blanc from 49 year old vines from Shell Creek Vineyards, Paso Robles Highlands District (100%). Harvested on 2020-08-28 at 20.5 brix .
Press: Foot stomped and then machine pressed after a 12 hour soak
Winemaking
Fermentation: Barrel and steel
Aging

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