Vinum Cellars White Elephant 2015


Vinum Cellars White Elephant 2015

Winery Tasting Notes: Medium straw color the aromas display tropical top notes from the Clarksburg Chenin Blanc such as mango and lychee, but then is backed by apricot and clove courtesy of the Paso Robles Viognier. The palate has a slight toasted oak note and then becomes slightly creamy while opening up with its ample acidity, but then shows the pear grit and pure minerality from the Paso Robles Roussanne.

Blend: 62% Chenin Blanc,28% Roussanne, 10% Viognier
Alcohol Level: 13.9%
Winemaker: Chris Condos
Maturity: Drink now – 2020

Pairings: fresh oysters on the half shell, fresh cracked crab or crab cakes, grilled fish, sea scallops or chicken korma, grilled wild Salmon with sweet potatoes and baked organic asparagus.

Fun Facts: Our basic winemaking philosophy is to work with great grape growers to develop the best fruit in the vineyard. We pick the grapes at optimal ripeness and gently process the fruit. We are very experimental with yeast strains and use different cultures for each variety.Our whites are barrel fermented slowly and aged Sur Lies in small French Oak barrels.Our belief in the use of older French Oak barrels allows the varietal fruit of our wines to be expressed. We are committed to experimenting and learning new winemaking methods while preserving an old world approach.

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