With Erin Pooley in Australia through 2021’s travel restrictions, her pals at the wonderfully named Hobo Winery made this wine for her. Erin explains of the Clarksburg, California site for this wine, ‘fog saturated nights and sunny days produce Chenin Blanc of profound pleasure’. I like that.
Pleasure indeed. No missing the gloss and slick of texture, the gentle richness, the lemon verbena and tonic water scents and flavours, the waxiness through the finish and the trickle of saline minerality. Hello chenin! Sunshiney but refreshing, joyous stuff in a just shy of medium weight vein. Flavour, character, refreshment factor. It’s a winner and delicious all up. - The Wine Front