|An unusual blend that's unusually good.|
66% Chenin Blanc and 34% Viognier from California.
SRP of $10 and available at that price. Sample received courtesy the winery for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"For more than forty years, we've been making white wines that are the perfect match for the foods of the spectacular coast of California. Twist open a bottle of Pepi and discover why this wine is an exceptional companion to salads, pasta and seafood. Our Chenin Blanc-Viognier is bursting with fresh fruit flavors and aromas of luscious peach and spiced pear.Today's wine presents quite an interesting blend I don't think I've ever seen before. Being a fan of both Chenin Blanc and Viognier I was excited to give this wine from Pepi, a California producer of white wines for past several decades, a try.
The 2011 Pepi Chenin Blanc Viognier begins with a pleasant aroma of tropical fruit (mango, guava, kiwi and banana) along with white peach, honeysuckle and a bit of almond. Tasting the wine reveals more tropical fruit, a nice level of sweetness and even a bit of spice. There's also an underlying minerality that gives good contrast. Add in nice mouthfeel and acidity and you've got a fresh, pleasant blend that is quite easy to drink. It finishes fresh and clean with tropical fruit soaked mineral notes that last a surprisingly long time.
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3
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