Wine Club “Steen” Chenin Blanc
High elevation (4,000 ft) 20 year old Chenin Blanc vines grown on the ancient seabed soils by our long standing partners at the Dell Valley Vineyard (previously Mont Sec Vineyard) was the source of this club release. Called “Steen” (translated to “stone” in Dutch) to reflect a style of wine that shows a vibrancy of citrus and ripe stone fruits, but is pure mineral and “stony” at its core.
With aromas of peach, apricot, lemon zest and soft cream notes. This wine is refreshing and a great pairing with poultry, grilled fish, as well as Thanksgiving turkey and fixings. Because of the time that this wine spent in contact with its yeast “lees” (sediment), in order for the aromatics of this wine to be released, proper aeration will be required.
Wine Club "Steen" Chenin Blanc
Acidity: (as Tartaric acid)
No oak; aged sur lie for 13 months in 55 gallon, stainless steel barrels. Bi-weekly battonage (mixing) from Nov 2019 until May 2020