#80 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - EDITOR’S CHOICE -
Crisp and tangy, this light-bodied wine has a (pardon the pun) piny green-apple aroma, vivid apple and lime flavors and lively acidity. It will be especially good as an aperitif to whet the appetite.
Chenin Blanc has long been the core of this blend and is sourced from the Clarksburg appellation close to the nearby Sacramento River Delta. The Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested at low sugar levels to emphasize bright fruit characteristics in the finished wine. In contrast, the Viognier from Lodi was picked at higher sugar levels, to capture the floral and spicy nature as well as viscosity. After the grapes were crushed, the press wine was blended with the free run juice to increase palate weight. Each variety was inoculated with its own special yeast strain selected to maintain the fruity characters and then underwent a cool fermentation. To retain and highlight the fruit freshness of CB+V, the wine was fermented and aged in 100 percent stainless steel.
Pairs well with Grilled Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Fried Clams, Sweet n' Sour Shrimp, Pad Thai and Curry Dishes.
I really enjoy this wine as do most of my guest when I serve it.
a pleasing white wine and unfortunately this price is what is reasonable in today's world.
Clearly aced it as I have now ordered four cases and about to order #5...
Love this wine!
Great wine with everything and nothing! Will keep ordering--will have to. Either that or start hiding it from my friends!
Everyone loves this wine.
This is among the best wine/value ratio I've found in a long time. Many thanks!