Very few producers of wine in the Napa Valley go out of their way to produce a Chenin Blanc and especially one of this quality. In fact Chappellet has been making Chenin Blanc for decades. This dry style Chenin has pronounced aromas of chalkboard chalk, fresh limes, and wild flowers. The flavors are of crisp unripe honeydew melon, citrus, and spice, and carry into a nice, long, dry, and citrusy finish. This wine is fairly unexciting as far a true complexity stands but it does show good focus and is clean on the palate.
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Chappellet 2004 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc - White Wine