Pine Ridge 2003 Clarksburg Chenin Blanc-Viognier ($14.59)
This clear, almost watery pale wine shows only a faint greenish hue. Delicious grapefruit and melon aromas waft from the glass, dancing with a floral note that likely reflects the Viognier. Crisp and fresh on the palate, juicy fruit and perhaps just a hint of sweetness are nicely balanced by lemon-squirt acidity, leaving a touch of prickly petillance on the tongue. Very refreshing, it could be a classic "summer sipper" served very cold; but there's enough subtlety here to reward letting it warm up a bit so its interesting and complex flavors will show. US Importer: (Aug 24, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Crisp, fresh fruit made it a natural with pan-seared Alaska salmon.



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