2016 Chenin Blanc
Frozen Grape Juice

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM      $110 per 5.25 gallon pail

Clarksburg, CA

Harvested 9/12/2016                        Brix: 20.0, pH: 3.36, TA: .64

2016 has the Clarksburg Chenin Blanc community very excited. A few weeks longer hang time  coupled with slightly eimg_0765levated acidity has the makings of a great vintage. This juice is showing itself to be very austere and restrained with aromas of yellow flowers, honey, and citrus rind, all the makings of a great Vouvray-sec style wine.

Despite Chenin Blanc’s history in CA as a jug wine, the grape is experiencing a resurgence in popularity mostly due to the austere, acid-driven wines hailing from the Clarksburg AVA. This is actually our best selling juice, and leaves most winemakers coming back for more!img_0761

Over the past decade Clarksburg   has quietly become the most reputable new world source of Chenin Blanc.  Gerald Asher of Gourmet magazine wrote a riveting essay about Clarksburg CB: “The Right Grape in the Right Place.”  Food and wine writer Narsai David describes Clarksburg CB as having “Firm floral aromas with a delicate, fresh melon touch lead to a surprising mouthful of wine. This is not a dainty wine like the California chenin blancs of years ago. It has a beautiful balance of acidity and fruit with a nice backbone.” Tim Patterson also wrote a recent article highlighting CB from Clarksburg.

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