By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.pepi.com
This is a good little value-play coming to us out of California that presents itself as a fun, unpretentious wine which can double either as a great patio-wine or even carry certain seafood and Asian-inspired dishes.
- Composition: 66% Chenin Blanc / 34% Viognier
- Regions: Clarksburg and Central Valley
- Alcohol: 12.4%
- pH: 3.38
- TA: 0.71 g/100ml
- Residual Sugar: 0.48
- Price: $12
Nose: Toasted hazelnuts, oyster shell, meyer lemon, a slight hint of petrol, kiwi and mango.
Taste: A very clean-tasting wine blend that makes for a rather refreshing glass of white wine. It definitely has some of the nice tropical fruits of the Chenin Blanc with the rounded-palate and character of a viognier and I dig it. A very good wine for the money.