2018 Chalone Vineyard Estate Chenin Blanc, Chalone AVA
Originally planted in 1919, this wine captures both the terroir and long history of Chalone Vineyards. Our 100% Chenin Blanc is a delightful blend of fresh squeezed orange juice and ripe cantaloupe with a wet stone minerality.
100% Chenin Blanc
5 months in French oak
The 2018 vintage was highlighted by its moderate growing season and average rainfall, resulting in grapes with extra hang time. Cooperative weather during the flowering stage increased fruit yields and created crisp refreshing wines with wonderfully ripe flavors.
This wine captures both the terroir and the long history of Chalone Vineyard. The 3.79-acre Chenin Blanc vineyard was hand planted by Lucien Charles Tamm, who recognized this remote, mountainous site as having similar limestone soils to those in his native France.