Nose of lemon citrus, quince, crushed rock minerality, sweet hay and herbs. On the palate, an almost architectural streak of acidity adds poise and length to flavors of smoked pineapple, lemon verbena and citrus candy, all of which carry through to a long, complex and creamy finish. Planted in 1982, the sustainably farmed Jurassic Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley is situated on rolling hills at an elevation of approximately 1,100 feet. The vineyard takes its name from the site’s fossil-rich soils. These well-drained, limestone laden sandy soils produce small vines and clusters. Jurassic’s own-rooted Chenin Blanc vines produce a beautifully textured wine with abundant minerality and exotic fruit. This wine spent 11 months in a concrete egg before being transferred to neutral oak for five more months prior to bottling.
2016 Leo Steen ‘The Steen’ Chenin Blanc
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Wine Spectrum Rating : 94+ SKU: L3009 Category: Eclectic Whites Tag: Chenin Blanc
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