Chenin Blanc, “Ernesto Wickenden,” Foxen, 2018, Santa Maria Valley

Chenin Blanc, “Ernesto Wickenden,” Foxen, 2018, Santa Maria Valley

Texture: Medium-plus bodied, sumptuous, with a ripping finish 

Did you know that Chenin Blanc was a more widely planted grape at one point than Chardonnay?

Did you know that Chenin Blanc was a more widely planted grape at one point than Chardonnay? It’s like classic Hollywood—gone but not forgotten. One of the last great Chenin Blancs of a classic era—more Lauren Bacall than Marilyn Monroe—Chenin Blanc is sleek, sophisticated, and unapologetic. This vineyard is a piece of California viticultural history. The folks at Foxen have preserved the integrity of this great grape variety, as well, as Turner Movie Classics has kept the great films of yesteryear alive and available for generations to come. Except this wine takes things from technicolor to digital.

What You’ll Taste: Meyer lemon, bartlett pear, dried yellow flowers, almond skin, and touches of salty minerals 

Food Pairing: Ginger-soy Asian steamed fish and jasmine rice

Price: $27.00

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