Silvara Vineyards 2012 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, $24

By on September 3, 2013

silvara-vineyards-2012-chenin-blanc-labelWenatchee Valley winemaker Gary Seidler and his partner — professional golfer Cindy Rarick — are among those helping to revive interest in Chenin Blanc. The profile is akin to ambrosia salad, backed by lemongrass, honeydew melon and Golden Delicious apple. It’s no doubt a hit in the tasting room on a warm summer day with its fanciful off-dry approach (2.5% residual sugar) and flashy acidity reminiscent of orange and sweet Meyer lemon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 233 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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