Ballentine 2016 White Blend
- Maple Station
- Napa Valley AVA
- Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
- Napa Valley AVA
- 33% Malvasia Bianca, 28% Sauvignon Blanc, 23% Chenin Blanc, and 16% Chardonnay.
- Oak and stainless steel tanks
- Pairs With
- Seared Scallops with Brown Butter & Lemon Pan Sauce
For years, the Ballentines have had four white varieties planted in their vineyards, and beginning in 2016, they decided to make a unique blend that combines the best qualities of each grape. The result was the Maple Station White Wine, comprised of 33% Malvasia Bianca, 28% Sauvignon Blanc, 23% Chenin Blanc, and 16% Chardonnay.
A crisp, refreshing white blend, this wine is all about sophistication. On the nose, tantalizing notes of just-picked apples, honeysuckle, and nectarines enliven the senses, while the palate offers crisp flavors of lemon zest, rosemary and bright fruit notes. The fruit is sourced from two estate sites, Betty’s Vineyard, which surrounds the winery, and Fig Tree Vineyard which is just four miles down the road. The variety of grapes and winemaking techniques used in fermenting the different varieties enhances the wonderful complexity of this wine. Enjoy!
Pan Seared Halibut Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce
This pan seared halibut recipe with lemon butter sauce takes just 20 minutes... which you'd never guess with how fancy pan fried halibut looks. Pair it with a White Blend from your most recent wine club shipment!View Recipe
Baked Petrale Sole With Asparagus
Pair this dish with your favorite White Blend from Gold Medal Wine Club!View Recipe
Cape Malay Chicken Curry
This chicken curry is delicious with the Crastino 2017 Cape White wine from your most recent International Club subscription box from South Africa.View Recipe
Grilled Halibut Salad with Summer Salsa and Heirloom Tomatoes
The perfect pairing for this month's 50 Harvests 2017 Meritage Blanc from Gold Medal Wine Club.View Recipe
Seared Scallops with Brown Butter & Lemon Pan Sauce
Fresh lemon-seared scallops with capers is a perfect match for the recent White Blend from your Gold Wine Club shipment.View Recipe