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2017 Pax Chenin Blanc Buddha's Dharma Mendocino County

America/United States, California
Pax Chenin Blanc Buddha's Dharma Mendocino County
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Mendocino County
Winery Pax
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chenin Blanc
¥5,610  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Mendocino County
Winery Pax
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chenin Blanc
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 12.9%
Product Code PAX1CBBU17
UPC NONE
Inventory Sold Out
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Slightly reductive with a sexy nose of melon, wool, Mirabelle plums and flowers. A touch fuller than the 2016 version of this wine, but just as fresh. Exotic fruit and a wall of spice keep the flavors coming. This wine is long and sexy on the palate and is best enjoyed with chilled seafood or grilled fish.

Production

Vintage Notes

Planted in 1944 at a site just north of the city of Ten Thousand Buddhas sits this exceptional Chenin Blanc vineyard. Dry-farmed without chemicals, the vineyard sits at the base of Enlightment Mountain, on gravelly volcanic soils, and we are amazed at the concentration and intensity of the fruit from these old vines. The 2017 stands above the previous wines from this site due to a cooler vintage which gave us the opportunity to harvest slightly riper fruit.

Vinification

100% Buddha’s Dharma Vineyard
100% Whole Cluster Pressed
Full Malolactic Fermentation
Farmed Organically
Fermented in neutral French Oak and new Stockinger Austrian barrels
Aged in neutral French Oak and Stockinger Austrian barrels for 10 months
Free SO2: 12ppm
pH 3.36