2018 Chenin Blanc
Ribbon Ridge AVA
A rare variety in Oregon, we seized the opportunity to work with and explore this classic Loire Valley varietal even though this bottling is likely the only time Chehalem will make Chenin Blanc. Aromatically, this wine is bright with clean, herbaceous tones of mojito mint and fresh spring before evolving into richer notes reminiscent of almond, mascarpone Danish. The front palate is lean with hints of green apple that leads a slight viscosity on the finish that gives the wine length and structure.