The Terra d’Oro 2018 Chenin Blanc and Viognier blend displays engaging aromas of honeydew
melon, cantaloupe, grapefruit, pear and strawberry with hints of nectarines, orange blossom
and tangerines. The nose gives way to a clean mid-palate with flavors of peaches and mango
complemented by notes of quince and nectarine. Acid drives into a bright, crisp finish.
Grapes for the Terra d’Oro 2018 Chenin Blanc and Viognier were hand-picked from select vineyards
in northern California. Clarksburg, in particular, is an ideal location for the growth and maturation
of white varieties, especially for the two components that make up this blend. Cool breezes from
the San Fransisco Bay flow through this region resulting in much cooler temperatures than the
surrounding growing regions. This coolness gives us white varieties that can ripen slowly to develop
depth in flavors and aromas.
This wine was fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel, helping to capture the fresh varietal flavors and bright acidity.
During the winter leading up to the harvest of 2018, we received a lot of precipitation giving
us incredibly vigorous and healthy vines to work with. After picking in early September, the
grapes were brought into the winery to be processed.This is a 85% Chenin Blanc & 15% Viognier Blend.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is lively, refreshing and well-balanced. For a delightful pairing, serve this wine with oysters on the
half shell or with Asian cuisine.