2022 Crown Peak Clarksburg Chenin Blanc
A clean, fresh, balanced and fruitful wine that does double duty as an aperitif or versatile food companion.
Country: United States
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
About This Wine:
Most grape varieties are made into either dry or sweet wines. A few, such as Riesling, are made at a wide range of sweetness levels — with names that would take a few years of German language study to understand. Rare is the variety that can be made in virtually every style imaginable: dry, off-dry, dessert, sparkling and fortified. Chenin Blanc is one such variety.
The style selected is often associated with the world wine region of origin. In California, most Chenin Blanc is either dry or off-dry (meaning that it exhibits just a hint of sweetness). Crown Peak walks that stylistic line with stunning results, as its 2022 vintage demonstrates.
If you like wines that quench your thirst, you’ll love the Crown Peak Chenin Blanc with its in-your face, bright acidity; its full body; its bold aromatics, and its intriguing suggestion of lanolin. This is a wine for the imbiber with an adventurous spirit.