Keenan's Summer Blend is a white wine composed primarily of Chardonnay. As with past vintages a portion of Viognier has been added to our Chardonnay. Viognier is a light-bodied Rhone varietal that has an intense, fruity bouquet showing ripe melon, peaches and floral aromas. In addition the 2014 Summer Blend contains a small amount of Albarino, a white grape that began being cultivated in the US in the mid 90's. The Albarino and Viognier supply an array of fruit characters to the nose of the finished blend, while the Chardonnay supplies structure and additional aromatics.
The lighter body of the blend prompts us to add "Summer Blend" to the label. This is a great wine to enjoy on a warm summer evening. Aromas of ripe peach, lemon zest, and pineapple augment the concentrated floral nuances. This is a medium bodied wine with crisp acidity and mouth filling flavors. Just a hint of toasty oak shows up on the finish.
Blend: 72% Chardonnay, 20% Viognier, 8% Albarino