Cheapskate Surly Chenin Blanc Viognier Chenin Blanc Central Valley Clarksburg 2005

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I love Chenin Blanc. To many winemakers, it is far nobler than Chardonnay, presenting itself with bracing freshness when young, but also aging far more gracefully and dependably because of its structure and its propensity to extract mineral energy from the soil. No surprise that this wine loves fish. It also possesses the richness for ripe brie, herbed chicken, or even charcuterie. Then DO yourself the favor of laying a case away for a decade to accompany your Christmas goose in 2015.

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  • 2005

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Color: White
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
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Thank you for taking time to find out about us. It'll be worth it! There is no reason for seriously enjoyable wine to cost as much as it does. In the U.S., most of the price of a bottle of wine goes to promotion and distribution. So we thought: "Let's make a little bit of terrific wine without budgeting anything for promotion, simply distribution to a few savvy retailers who aren't greedy, cu... Read more
Thank you for taking time to find out about us. It'll be worth it! There is no reason for seriously enjoyable wine to cost as much as it does. In the U.S., most of the price of a bottle of wine goes to promotion and distribution. So we thought: "Let's make a little bit of terrific wine without budgeting anything for promotion, simply distribution to a few savvy retailers who aren't greedy, cut the price in half, and see how many people will find out about it and tell their friends." If you do the work to find us, we can charge less. A lot less. These are seriously good wines, made in classic styles for the progressive, hip consumer who appreciates honesty and humor. We forge long-term partnerships with top growers in unfashionable areas, and employ the same winemaking skills and personal attention which have made our first label some of the most sought-after wines in the world. We love making beautiful wine, and we hate selling it to the unappreciative. So we make just enough wine for sensible production economies, but little enough that we know it will all sell without a push. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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I love Chenin Blanc. To many winemakers, it is far nobler than Chardonnay, presenting itself with bracing freshness when young, but also aging far more gracefully and dependably because of its structure and its propensity to extract mineral energy from the soil. No surprise that this wine loves fish. It also possesses the richness for ripe brie, herbed chicken, or even charcuterie. Then DO yourself the favor of laying a case away for a decade to accompany your Christmas goose in 2015.

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