Archive for the 'Chenin Blanc' Category

May 18 2016

Spring Seasonal Flavors & Viognier

Spring has previously struggled to start in the East but with temperatures slowly inching upwards, the afternoons are warmer and the sun teases of sun tans and summer gardening. Even though most of us are still a few weeks away from all of the wonderful things that summer can offer, there are still ways to […]

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Nov 17 2010

Wines to be Thankful For

This past week Napa Valley has received the gift of unseasonably warm temperatures with seemingly never ending warm rays of sun.   The leaves on the grape vines have peaked and in certain American Cultural Areas (“AVAs”) such as Yountville and Carneros, autumnal colors literally carpet the landscape.   Wandering in among the vines, (as depicted in […]

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Jun 09 2010

Elegantly Dry Vibrant Chenin Blanc

Early June days bring warm temperatures, bright sunshine and the start of bountiful varied produce in the garden.   It is a special time in Napa Valley where temperatures are generally delightful, people linger at the farmer’s markets and life seems to leisurely slow down.   In early spring, the air was abundant with floral aromas and […]

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Apr 01 2010

Spring and Chenin Blanc

As Napa Valley prepares to wave goodbye to winter and revels at the wildflowers bursting along the edges of Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail, dreams of fresh, clean flavors spring forth and the palate begins to warm to white wines.   Still not warm enough yet for the bright acidity and lemongrass nature of Sauvignon […]

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Jul 26 2009

Find the Beauty in Your Life: Elyse, La Peche

Living in Napa Valley, it is effortless to find beauty as it seemingly greets your eyes and senses at every turn.   The vineyards are lined with richly aromatic rose bushes, the sunlight dances upon the grape leaves and the air is perfumed with the scent of ripening grapes.      Pablo Picasso once said, “I do […]

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