Region: Clarksburg, California
Varietals: 87 percent Chenin Blanc & 13 percent Viognier
Production: 2,000 cases
Alcohol: 12.5 percent
Tasting Notes: Founded in 1970, Montevina was the first winery to be opened in the Sierra Foothills following the repeal of Prohibition. In the mid-1980s Montevina created the Terra d’Oro label to focus on Amador County-grown grapes, especially Zinfandel. The 2013 Chenin Blanc & Viognier combines Viognier from the winery’s estate vineyards in Amador County with Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg in the Sacramento Delta. The result is a crisp, aromatic white wine perfect for summer sipping. In the mouth, it displays refreshing flavors of mango, papaya and pineapple with hints of apricot and lychee.
Food Pairings: Thai curry, fish tacos, Waldorf salad, mild cheeses
For more information, visit Terra d’Oro Winery’s official website
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