2011 Pepi Chenin Blanc-Viognier – Review

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.

Technical Data:

  • 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.

W.E.P. Rating: 100%