Pax 'Lyman Ranch' Chenin Blanc Amador County, California 2021

Pax 'Lyman Ranch' Chenin Blanc Amador County, California 2021

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Style:  White Wine 

Vintage: 2021

ABV: 12.5 % 

Region:  Amador County 

Country:  California

Varietals: Chenin Blanc

Tasting Note: Mirabelle plums, lemon grass, green apple candy and peach pit. The palate is loaded with minerals and concentrated stone fruit flavors and ripe bosch pear. Long and polished, this is modern Chenin Blanc, gravelly and intense but with a streak of ripe fruit to hold it all together. Absolutely gorgeous now, but surely to improve in the bottle for another 3-5 years as well.

About: Grown in red granitic soils at 1400’ within Amador County, this warm mountainous site grows a unique expression of Chenin Blanc. The ferrous soils and exposure ripen these thick-skinned golden grapes quickly and with loads of tropical fruit. The cold foothill nights help the grapes retain their acidity and freshness and we pick early to balance the tropical fruit flavors with all that fresh alpine acidity.