Chenin Blanc has a long and storied history on Pritchard Hill. The original vines were already producing when Donn and Molly purchased the property in the late 1960s. Following a replanting in 2004, Chenin Blanc was reintroduced as a “Signature” designation – with a twist. While the Signature Cabernet bear Donn Chappellet’s name, Molly Chappellet’s signature graces the Chenin Blanc label. To add depth and complexity, this Chenin Blanc was fermented in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
This sophisticated expression of mountain-grown Chenin Blanc offers enticing aromas of citrus blossom, orange zest, subtle tropical fruit, fresh-cut hay and delicate minerality. On the palate it is pure and focused, with lively energy and vibrant flavors of Meyer Lemon and guava that resonate on the bright, fresh finish.