90pointsBlock Wines 2016 Old Vine Gnarl Block Rothrock Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Yakima Valley)

Editors' Choice

Old-vine Chenin Blanc is rapidly slipping away in Washington as growers rip out vines for more profitable varieties. It's a shame as it can excel here, as this wine shows. Coming in at an almost unheard of alcohol level for the state, aromas of poached pear, apple, lees, citrus and spice are followed by bone-dry, sleek, tart flavors with a lemony finish. The acids are downright racy. It needs some food alongside it to be properly appreciated but it delivers. Sean P. Sullivan

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  • Alcohol
    11.2%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    White
  • Date Published
    7/1/2018
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