Country: USA Region: Napa Valley
Varietal: Chenin Blanc (80%) Viognier (20%)
Vintage: 2012 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Pine Ridge Cellars
This 80 hectare estate was founded in 1978 when Gary Andrus planted the propertys original vineyard in Stags Leap on a terraced hillside flanked by a ridge of pine trees...
They now have vineyards across five sub-zones in Napa: four in the Stags Leap District, three in Rutherford, three in Carneros and one each in Howell Mountain and Oakville.This diversity gives winemaker Michael Beaulac many different blending options from which to choose each year, the results of which can bee seen in the stunningly high quality of the wines they produce.
A refreshing bouquet of succulent fruit and delicate florals on the nose, opening with honeydew melon, sweet white peach and ripe green plum touched with hints of spiced white tea and apple blossom. Crisp yellow grapefruit on the palate, with pineapple and sumptuous honeyed pear notes. Lush and lively fruit flavours linger through the clean and slightly off-dry finish.
Food Matches: Seafood / Chicken / Mussels / Hors d'Oeuvres