Our Chenin Blanc has a long and storied history on Pritchard Hill®. The original vines were already producing when Donn and Molly purchased the property in the late 1960s. Following a replanting in 2004, we reintroduced our Chenin Blanc as a “Signature” designation – with a twist. While our Signature Cabernet and Chardonnay bear Donn Chappellet’s name, Molly Chappellet’s signature graces our Chenin Blanc label. To add depth and complexity, the 2017 Chenin Blanc was fermented in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
This vibrant and enticing expression of mountain-grown Chenin Blanc offers a beautiful nose of Meyer lemon, minerality, stone fruit, lychee and fresh-cut hay. On the palate, lively acidity underscores flavors of citrus, green apple and delicate tropical fruit, keeping everything fresh and bright.