This energetic wine
presents complex citrus tones of grapefruit and lemon zest, with additional notes of petrichor and pastry dough. Warm notes of fruit flavors of apricot and white peach on the palate, deliciously balanced with herbal tones of basil and tarragon. You'll find a finish that is laced with well-integrated oak and crisp acidity.
One of the best Bordeaux Blanc blends coming out of Washington, the 2019 Chaleur Blanc checks in as 69% Sauvignon Blanc and 31% Semillon that was barrel fermented and aged in 60% new oak. Honeyed grapefruit, white flowers, sappy, green herbs, and a kiss of minerality all define the bouquet, and this beauty is medium-bodied, with a beautifully balanced, concentrated mouthfeel and a great finish. It ranks with the top examples of this cuvée I've tasted.