The 2020 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier, a hugely popular wine since its inception in 1995, is a crisp, bright, and vivacious white blend boasting an aromatic bouquet of honeysuckle, lemon lime, yuzu, and ginger spice. The entry is both crisp and clean, exhibiting refreshing acidity and roundness, opening to flavors of lemon curd, fig, honeysuckle, lemongrass, and ripe melon. This delicious wine has viscocity in the mid-palate and finishes clean and long with a lingering hint of honeydew melon. This versatile wine pairs well with a number of dishes, from light salads to seafood, and most notably with foods with a hint of spiciness; its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat in Mexican, Chinese, Thai, or Indian dishes.
Varietal Composition: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Viognier
Appellation: California (Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg AVA, Viognier from Lodi AVA)
Aging: Stainless steel only
Winemaker: Colleen FitzGerald
88 Points - Wine Spectator
"Chamomile and apple skin notes mingle with plump apricot, nectarine and citrus flavors in this white, with an orange sherbet detail and a refreshing finish. Chenin Blanc and Viognier. Drink now. 135,000 cases made." -MW, 9/30/21