• 2008 Chenin Blanc
    Mendocino (Dry)
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John and Michelle Young are fourth generation grape growers in Mendocino County. When Michelle's great grandpa Mateo Pallini first planted grapes around the Russian River there was nothing fancy about being a grape grower. Mateo put in long days and knew how to stretch a dollar. Fittingly, Navarro's Chenin Blanc will help you stretch your wine budget. No need to invite company; this wine is priced just right for Sunday supper with the family. Chenin Blanc originally came from the Loire region in France, towns like Anjou and Vouvray, but over the centuries it has become a workhorse variety throughout the wine world. It is one of Navarro's earliest releases from the 2008 harvest and since it is fermented in stainless steel it is best consumed when young, fresh and sassy. At Navarro we like to blend in some Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to add complexity and depth.

John and Michele pruning their Chenin vines. [above] The simple joy of tasting wine from vines your father or great grandfather planted pleases farm folk.
Spring Case Special: Buy it by the case for only $126.00; a savings of $30.00. That's only $10.50 per bottle. Qualifies for One-Cent shipping.

Inspecting the Chenin Blanc vineyards means facing the Youngs' small but determined guard dog. [above] We're not pulling your leg; this wine is a delicious way to stretch your wine budget.

The wine has crisp, fresh mown hay scents which contrast with the round cantaloupe flavors. The 2008 harvest was sparse in Mendocino so John and Michelle couldn't supply us with quite as many Chenin Blanc grapes as we needed. That means you shouldn't dawdle when ordering this springtime favorite. When ordered by the case, a bottle will cost you less than a movie ticket in San Francisco and this wine is sure to bring laughter and pleasure to all the folks gathered around your table.

  • Harvested: Sept. 15, 2008
  • Sugars at harvest: 23.4° Brix
  • Bottled: Feb. 19, 2009
  • Cases produced: 1051
  • Alcohol: 13.4%
  • Residual sugars: 0.29%
  • Titratable acidity: 7.9 g/L
  • pH: 3.22