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2020 Chenin Blanc – Prince Vineyard

Bright and refreshing with fresh apple notes and a flavors of ripe pear.
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Prince Vineyard . Clarksburg AVA

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Our 2020 vintage of Chenin Blanc has fresh apple and orange-blossom aromas that lead to crisp fruit flavors dominated by ripe pear. With a light-body, this well-balanced wine has a refreshing finish.

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Technical Details

SOIL COMPOSITION Clay Loam. Derivation Mixed Rock.
VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY Certified Sustainable
TRELLISING Bi-lateral Cordon
ACRES 92.08
LOCATION 38°18’30.6”N, 121°31’18.1”W
HARVEST DATE August 30, 2020
AGING Stainless Steel
BOTTLE DATE April 1, 2021
CASES PRODUCED 1999 (6 pack cases)
TA 5.7 g/L
PH 3.51
RS 7.0 g/L



Region: California

Appellation: Clarksburg

Vintage: 2020

Alcohol: 11.5%

Vineyard Notes

One of the many varietals within Prince Vineyard is Chenin Blanc: planted in 1995, 1996 and 2012 in nine separate blocks totaling 92.08 acres. The vineyard is in the Clarksburg Appellation, with an ideal location to maintain the natural acidity and floral bouquet.

Production Notes

To reflect on the 2020 growing season, we must look to the end of 2019. Our rain-season began with a good steady pace in late November and continued through early January, but Mother Nature turned off her spigot and we only had a couple good storms in March and April. As spring arrived, the vines awoke on-time, but the temperatures were erratic, resulting in shatter and poor berry set for many varietals. After a short heat spike in late May, summer temperatures were normal, and we had healthy vine canopies. In mid-August, lasting through September, high-elevation smoke from the wildfires was present off-and-on which likely moderated the forecasted high temperatures. In the end, most sensitive white varietals were harvested before the smoke arrived showing great quality aromatics and flavors, and the poor fruit set in many of our red varietals during the Spring gave us amazing concentration of flavor and aroma in the finished wines.

Other Notes

CLARKSBURG AVA – Located on the Sacramento River in the heart of the Delta, the Clarksburg AVA has a profound maritime influence. Cool mornings give way to warm afternoons and temperatures quickly cool again in the evenings. With land at or below sea level, the fertile soil attracts and holds nutrients and water which calls for constant monitoring.