Justin Willett 

Lieu Dit

Chenin Blanc - 2017

Characteristics

Acidity

Body

Umami

Chenin Blanc - 2017
Chardonnay, hide your dad bod. With its verve, clean lines and stark minerality, this skater kid has all the right moves.

This was the wine that opened our eyes to the potential of Chenin Blanc in California, a grape that's long served as fodder for mass-marketed grocery store wines. It’s only in the last few years, as the agricultural cycle finally catches up with drinkers’ growing taste for mineral purity, that American Chenin Blanc has really come into its own. Lieu Dit’s continues to be a benchmark. Justin ferments his using native yeasts in both tank and barrel, and then transfers the wine to neutral French oak to age for seven months. To optimize freshness, the wine is racked into stainless steel to settle prior to bottling.

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Justin Willett 

Lieu Dit

Santa Barbara, CA

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