2016 Chenin Blanc, Shell Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles
VARIETAL: Chenin Blanc
VINEYARD: Shell Creek
LOCATION: Paso Robles, CA
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 200 cases
Direct pressed, fermented and aged in a combination of new 500L Stockinger and one year old barrels. Aged for 9 months in barrel with no filtration. 100% malolactic fermentation.
Shell Creek Vineyard is 20 miles from the town of Paso Robles. It has sandy top soil with calcareous fossilized seashells underneath. Planted in 1972, the Stinton Family has owned the property since the late 1800’s. It is farmed using low intervention without the use of pesticides and chemicals in the vineyard.
All of our wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
There must be a person 21 or older present at the time of delivery.