By simply preserving the aromas and flavors that were delivered from the winegrape, our Chenin Blanc is a vibrant expression of the varietal. Crisp Granny Smith apple notes merge with a hint of tart pear to create a bright and refreshing wine that is easy to enjoy on it’s own.
Clay Loam. Derivation Mixed Rock.
August 21, 2018
BRIX AT HARVEST
April 2, 2019
3208 (6 pack cases)
Awards & Accolades
94 Points, Gold, Best of Class
2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
One of the many varietals within Prince Vineyard is Chenin Blanc: planted in 1995, 1996 and 2012 in nine
separate blocks totaling 92.08 acres. The vineyard is in the Clarksburg Appellation, with an ideal location to maintain the natural acidity and floral bouquet.
Weather is a key element of farming – it plays a crucial role in the health of our vines and winegrapes. Daily
temperatures and rainfall come together to dictate the growing
season, making each vintage distinctive. 2018 was a long and even season with moderate conditions and mild summer weather. This
allowed the winegrapes to mature slowly with even ripening, pushing our start of harvest to August 6th, 10 days later than the previous two years. The overall moderate to cool harvest conditions were good for flavor development, but on October 3rd we endured rain showers. Luckily the following two weeks were dry and sunny helping finish the sugar accumulation in our mid to late ripening varietals. We ended harvest in November, one of the latest in recent memory, with particularly good quality and spectacular color in the red varietals and white varietals with sound flavor and acid development.
CLARKSBURG AVA - Located on the Sacramento River in the heart of the Delta, the Clarksburg AVA has a profound maritime influence. Cool mornings give way to warm afternoons and temperatures
quickly cool again in the evenings. With land at or below sea level, the fertile soil attracts and holds nutrients and water which calls for