The L’Ecole Nº 41 Chenin Blanc 2015 is intensely fragrant. It is the pink grapefruit that greets me first, followed by superbly ripe honeydew melon, strawberries and a hint of honeysuckle. Don’t let those sweeter aromas fool you into thinking that this is going to be a sweet Chenin Blanc. This Washington Chenin Blanc has been crafted in the Vouray style, with a bracing acidity.
Juicy citrus flavors provide both the glimpse of sweetness and the refreshing “ahhhhh” in each sip. A pleasing minerality balances the fruit flavors and is especially noted mid-palate. The L’Ecole Nº 41 Chenin Blanc 2015 is a tempting and tantalizing welcome to spring. Enjoy this Washington Chenin Blanc as a solo sipper or pair it with briny seafood.