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Chappellet Signature Chegnin Blanc 2016 July, 21 2017

CHAPPELLET "Signature" Chenin Blanc 2016

(Napa Valley, California) $32

Among the white wines you should not miss this summer is this delicious legend. It’s snappy and creamy, limey and minerally, all in the same fantastic sip. And why a legend?  Well, Molly Chappellet herself is one of the legendary Napa Valley pioneers. But also, in 1967, during Napa’s “second Golden Age,” when she and her late husband Donn began their winery on Pritchard Hill, they found chenin blanc vines already growing. The family has continued to make the variety for nearly 50 years, despite bankers and brokers who, early on, kept insisting that that other grape which started with “ch” would be a much better idea. Um, not exactly. (14.1% abv)

89 points KM

Available at Chappellet

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