2016 Chenin Blanc

Jurassic Park Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, CA

  • Producer

    Lo-Fi Wines

  • 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!

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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.

Mike Roth & Craig Winchester

LO-FI Wines is a partnership between two lifelong friends - Mike Roth and Craig Winchester - who believe in hand crafted honest wines that are made for every day drinking, with lower alcohol and sugar, and made to pair well with all types of foods, from pizza to paté.

The philosophy behind LO-FI is that wine is a lot like music. The label is named after a musical term for a technical flaw in a sound recording, "low-fidelity (lo-fi)." For LO-FI Wines, the goal isn’t to create wine that is too polished or perfect, but rather, wine that embraces its more natural, raw expression.

In a world of wine scores and the quest for perfection, it’s an admirable approach to winemaking and one that is garnering them lots of good attention. In fact, Mike was named one of the SF Chronicle’s "Winemakers to Watch" in 2015.



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