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2018 Convergence Zone Cellars Sunbreak Chenin Blanc Snipes Mountain WA
SRP: $15.99 Bottle / $191.88 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 20.97%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 32.44%
FOB Profit Margin: 43.65%
Here in the Convergence Zone, we love our Sunbreaks—those moments of light and warmth in between our persistent rain showers. Our 2018 Sunbreak captures this feeling with 100% Chenin Blanc. Aromas of Asian pear, white peach, papaya, grapefruit, honeysuckle and lemon verbena lead to juicy and vibrant flavors of pear and grape skins, peach stone and gravelly minerals. The finish picks up pear and peach liqueurs and hints of papaya and grapefruit peels, followed by a crisp finish. Sunbreak complements salads, fish, chicken, mild cheeses and sunbathing on the patio. Brix (% sugar) at harvest was 24.7%. The grapes were harvested October 4 and loaded into a pneumatic bladder press where the grapes were pressed “whole cluster” (they were not crushed or destemmed prior to pressing). After about two hours of gentle pressing, the Chenin Blanc juice was transferred to settling tanks for two days. We added QA-23 yeast and cool fermented in a stainless steel tank for 9 days. After heat and cold stabilization, Sunbreak was cross-flow filtered and bottled on February 22, 2019. 2018 was a near-ideal, near-perfect growing season. Optimal weather conditions — warm days and cool nights — enabled grapes to develop an ideal balance of sugars and acids. Upland is in one of the oldest vineyards in the state, first planted in 1917. Our Chenin Blanc rows are near the top of the mountain at about 1,200 feet and were planted in 1979.
Fanciful Name: Sunbreak
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Region/AVA: Snipes Mountain
Annual Production: 55
Country Of Origin: USA
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Stelvin