2016 Chenin Blanc
Jurassic Park Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, CA
What we love
Planted in 1982, the sustainably farmed Jurassic Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley is situated on rolling hills at an elevation of approximately 1,100 feet. The vineyard takes its name from the site’s fossil-rich soils. These well-drained, limestone-laden sandy soils produce small vines and clusters. Jurassic’s own-rooted Chenin Blanc vines produce a beautifully textured wine with abundant minerality and exotic fruit. Flavors of stone fruit, preserved lemon, and almond milk. Super food friendly!
About this Wine
Chenin Blanc is the kind of thirst-quenching, gulp-able white that winemakers like to drink after a long day out in the vineyards. After meeting Mike and Craig of Lo-Fi Wines, it’s more than likely that was the intent.
Like the first bite of Korean pear after an afternoon trek to the tide pools, drinking this wine simulates the sensation of sweet fruit juice dissolving away fine salt crystals on your lips. Thirst-quenching and bracing at the same time.
This wine begs to be gulped and you should be happy to oblige. Empty the bottle in the Nalgene for a beach day or serve in your best glassware with charcuterie and cheese.
Drink now through 2025.
- Technical Data
- Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
- Alcohol: 13.5% | Production: 241 cases
- Winemaking: Hand harvested and sustainably grown. Whole cluster pressed to tank. Fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic. Aged in neutral French oak barrels for 8 months. Minimum sulfur used.
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