I mentioned in a previous post that I wanted to try a Viognier. I went to my local wine shop and the clerk recommended the Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier blend. I wasn't sure about this. He advised the two types would work well together and felt that I would enjoy it.
First, what is Chenin Blanc or Viognier? A Chenin Blanc is a white grape that is capable of producing many types of wines from the light, crisp, and dry to sweet. It typically has fruit flavors of melon, pear, and peach. A Viognier is also a white grape. It's capable of producing extraordinary wines. The flavor tends to be sweet, peach, apricot, apple or nutty with undertones of spice. It is dry with lots of fruit flavor.
I was truly surprised by this wine. First, it was a screw top and I admit, I have a bias against screw tops. I put my snobbery to the side and took a sip. At first, it does come off sweet, crisp, and fruity. It ends slightly spicy and dry, but not so dry you fine your lips puckered together. If you prefer slightly sweet, dry wines this is the one for you.
Upon completion of the first glass, I found myself wanting more and then more. What??? I love a screw top wine!! I know, I still can't believe it. Will I buy it again, Hells Yes!! Awesome, fresh, delish and full of flavor. I will be trying more Pine Ridge wines and I suggest you do the same.