94pts Tasting Panel
This variety was planted on the famous Pritchard Hill property before the Chappellet family founded their winery in the late 1960s; the vines replanted there are now over 15 years old, imparting sensual aromas of a lemon tree orchard in spring. The mouthfeel is delicately honeyed, with echoes of pear and kiwi, and a fine thread of minerality extends through the finish of melon and tropical flowers.
This radiant expression of mountain-grown Chenin Blanc offers enticing aromas of citrus blossom, Meyer lemon, subtle tropical fruit and fresh-cut hay, along with a delicate undercurrent of minerality. On the palate, the melon and guava flavors are lively and bright, with energetic acidity carrying the wine to a long, vibrant finish.