Best Buy! Perhaps no one in the Pacific Northwest is as dedicated Chenin Blanc as Marty Clubb, who has been making it in a Vouvray style since 1987. And the Walla Walla Valley vintner starts with vines planted nearly a decade earlier than that — all in the Yakima Valley with Rothrock (1978), Phil Church (1979), Upland (1979) and Willard Farms (1979). The aromas offer Meyer lemon, tree-ripened Golden Delicious apple and lemon peel with a hint of toasted marshmallow. It explodes with scintillating acidity and expressive flavors of Granny Smith apple, Key Lime juice and green banana, a combination that finishes very dry as the residual sugar settled out at 0.5%.
Production: 4,750 cases