Nose

Our 2014 Chenin Blanc offers enticing aromas of honeysuckle, Key lime juice and sweet pea, interlaced with subtle notes of hazelnut and fresh honeydew melon.

Palate

The wine exhibits a rounded mouthfeel with bright acidity, opening with refreshing flavors of ripe white nectarine and sweet candied lime, leading into hints of spun sugar and citrus blossom that linger through the clean, lasting finish.

Growing Conditions

2014 began with an extremely dry winter in Clarksburg with unusually warm temperatures and minimal rain, extending into the summer with very few heat spikes, allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit.

Harvest

Our Chenin Blanc was harvested in late August at low sugar levels to ensure a bright fruit character and low alcohol in the finished wine.

Aging

The wine was fermented in 33% new French oak barrels, aged for ten months and stirred occasionally to promote complexity.

Food Pairing

Vibrant and bright, this supple Chenin Blanc would pair wonderfully with a variety of dishes, such as pork and long bean stir fry or salmon and leek croquettes. This versatile wine would also delight alongside spicy dishes and would make an excellent partner to a cheese course when matched with Bijou, a semi-soft goat’s milk cheese from Vermont.