Shenandoah Valley of CaliforniaCharles Spinetta Winery and Wildlife Art GalleryIn Honor of Laura Helen Spinetta
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Description: Our visitors smile and smack their lips after tasting this crisp light bodied "honey". These late harvest grapes ripened in the sun until they became freckled amber berries glistening with sugar. Our Chenin Blanc vines deliver this rare treat only every so often! Gold Medal Winner at the 2011 Consumer Wine Awards in Lodi.

Review: By Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee, Monday, December 6, 2010
- And speaking of ice wines, when we stopped by the nearby Charles Spinetta Winery we tasted the first local wine from this year's harvest. No, it actually isn't an ice wine, but close. Charles Spinetta labels it "Frost Wine." He sets aside a portion of his chenin blanc and lets it ripen as long as he can, right through a couple of nights of light frost, harvesting just before a severe freeze or the first heavy rains of autumn. His aim is to grab the grapes at prime ripeness, when they're loaded with sugar, hoping for a wine sweetly sunny. He doesn't pull it off every year. Indeed, the Charles Spinetta Winery 2010 Amador Chenin Blanc Frost Wine ($15 per 375-milliliter bottle) is the first of this style that he's made in seven years. If rains or a freeze don't get to the grapes before he does, birds are apt to. "The birds just love it," says Spinetta. What's not to like? The wine is all about spring and summer, its smell floral, its soft and sweet flavor suggesting peaches and apricots. With just 7.5 percent alcohol and 20 percent residual sugar, it's easy to sip in place of dessert after a holiday feast. If you stop by the winery, just look for the bottle with the bright Mandarin wood ducks on the label.

Art: Sherrie Russell Meline's limited edition print, Mandarin Wood Ducks.
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Charles Spinetta Winery, Spinetta Family Vineyards, Zinetta, and the CSW Logo are registered trademarks of Charles J. Spinetta. Unless otherwise specified, all images and copy contained within the domain are Copyright 1984-2019 Charles J. Spinetta. All rights reserved. Charles Spinetta Winery and Wildlife Art Gallery 12557 Steiner Road, Plymouth, California 95669, USA, telephone: (209) 245-3384, facsimile: (209) 245-3386 The body and flavors graduate to new levels every year. We encourage our customers to purchase a case of this wine now, enjoy it, and come back for more. If a bottle or two happen to roll to a dark corner of your wine cellar and your grandchildren find them in fifty years, this wine will be full of caramel flavors.