2013 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier...$11.99
This wine has scored 90 points from Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate for the last 4 years straight. The 2013 has not been scored, but the quality is there.
Here is what Parker said on the 2012 vintage
"A consistent winner in the value sweepstakes, this offering from winemaker Michael Beaulac is a blend of 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Viognier. This dry white offers a stunning aromatic display of honeydew melons, spring flowers, pears and cantaloupe. The sumptuous perfume is followed by a wine with crisp, zesty acids, medium body and abundant purity as well as freshness. The Viognier component no doubt pushes this delightful white toward an exotic, tropical fruit-flavored style. Luckily, there are 87,000 cases produced. This beauty is meant to be consumed over the next year." - Rated 90/100 Robert Parker
Pine Ridge 2013 Chenin Blanc + Viognier received Gold at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
Brilliant and refreshing, this bottling of our remarkable blend bursts with an array of delightful aromas, opening with fresh lemon, juicy honeydew melon, pomelo and sweet mango, complemented by soft orange blossom and carnation floral notes. The palate is crisp and mouth-watering, leading with luscious papaya, yellow pear and ruby grapefruit flavors that are balanced by hints of sweet tangerine and white tea. The juicy fruit flavors linger through the clean and lively finish.