CHAPPELLET “Molly Chappellet” Chenin Blanc 2018

(Napa Valley, California) $38

This wine is as lively and elegant as the woman it’s named for. With its unfussy, delicious freshness, its pure summer in a glass. Before the 1960s, chenin blanc was one of the leading white varieties in the Napa Valley. Now most of it has been pulled out. But Molly Chappellet wisely insisted that the family continue to tend their old mountain chenin vines. And the result is this lovely white year after year. The wine isn’t a bit heavy, but it has a kind of melodic richness that’s very satisfying. (14.1% abv)

90 points KM

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