Folk Machine, Chenin Blanc 2022, Merritt Island, Clarksburg, CA
This Chenin Blanc from Hobo Wine’s Folk Machine is lush on the nose and lean on the palate with notes of citrus, mineral, savory, and apple cider.
APPELLATION (AVA): Clarksburg
SUB-REGION: Merritt Island
VINEYARD: Wilson Vineyard
GRAPES: Chenin Blanc
SOIL: Rich loam (sand and clay mix)
VINIFICATION: Fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and concrete eggs. Partial Malolactic.
COLOR: Pale Lemon
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
TASTE: Dry, Crisp, Earthy, Fruity
PRIMARY AROMAS: Lemon, Pear, Light Floral, Mushroom
FLAVOR: Citrus, Mineral, Savory Mushroom, Beeswax, Apple Cider, Moderate Acidity
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Pair with anything from charcuterie or fruit and cheese to fresh seafood with white sauce and crisp greens.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD: Wilson Vineyard
Wilson Vineyard is a fourth-generation family-owned farm that is committed to being good stewards of the land, and good to the people who work it and the people they work with. The Vineyard is organically farmed.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
“We believe in unforced winemaking. It is our goal to intervene as little as possible, but we understand that winemaking by definition is an intervention on something that doesn’t occur in nature. We believe in letting the vintage and the vineyards guide the process, dictate what is and what is not necessary. We believe in traditional winemaking as a goal, but modern technology within ethical limits as a resource. We want our wines to be balanced, to have a sense of place and time, to tell a story, share a history, and above all else, be delicious.
All of our wines are un-inoculated (fermented without adding commercial yeast) except the Banyan Gewürztraminer. Malolactic fermentations are also spontaneous. We avoid all commercial additives. We primarily use older oak barrels. Only low doses of sulfur are added to the wines and generally as close to bottling as possible to keep the wines alive in the cellar.
Our philosophy is to pay attention to each wine and its individual potential. Each wine is respected, considered, and thought about. Any action on the wine needs to be justified. When in doubt, let the wine be.”(hobowines.com)