To describe sipping on the 2010 L’Ecole Nº 41 Chenin Blanc, think thirst-quenching. Kind of like a "adult" lemonade with floral notes. The acids in this wine are vibrant along with flavors of orchard fruit such as crisp Granny Smith apples and fresh picked apricots. Notes of sweet and mild ruby red grapefruit leaves a pucker here and there while still leaving a very light sweet finish, never cloying, in your mouth. And the nose is something you would like to dab behind your ear with influences of the exotic such as Asian pear, honeysuckle and orange blossoms.
It's truly a wine to quench your thirst during these warm summer days and to continue sipping in the cool evenings paired with food such as with spicy Thai, seafood fajitas, Jerk chicken and summer salads, including fresh fruit salads. Sante!