Villa Creek 2019 'Cherry House' White, Paso Robles

Villa Creek 2019 'Cherry House' White, Paso Robles

Item Number: 14892

UPC: 0-612608776302

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 50% Clairette / 50% Grenache Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.3
Total Acidity: 7.08 g/L
pH: 3.32
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Cherry House White is a new cuvée from the famed Villa Creek Cellars in western Paso Robles. This Châteauneuf-du-Pape inspired white blend of Clairette and Grenache Blanc is from their MAHA estate and surrounding vineyards, all farmed naturally using organic principles.

Winemaking Notes: The Clairette grapes fermented and aged in French oak (10% new) with full malolactic fermentation. The Grenache Blanc grapes fermented and aged in neutral barriques with partial malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes: Yellow flowers dominate the nose while yellow fruits play a supporting role. The wine shows good salinity and hints of sunflower kernel and anise. The neutral oak aging provides good texture and body to this white wine without imparting flavor. Excellent acidity produces a snappy finish.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (12/10/2020)

    Spice-tinged citrus and orchard fruit scents are complicated by succulent herb and chamomile nuances that gain strength with air. Sappy, concentrated and focused on the palate, offering Meyer lemon, dried pear and honeysuckle flavors and a touch of fennel. Closes with firm grip and very good persistence, leaving repeating floral and pear notes behind.