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Chenin Blanc Release Party at Carlson Creek in Scottsdale

  • Carlson Creek Vineyard Tasting Room 4142 North Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 United States

Photo: Kendra Riley

Carlson Creek is releasing their 2012 Chenin Blanc with a wine release party at both tasting rooms on Friday, January 20, 2017. From 5-8 p.m. at the Scottsdale tasting room (4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251), guests will receive a complimentary first glass of the Chenin Blanc paired with light bites from Eddie’s House and live music.

Guests of the Willcox tasting room (115 Railview Avenue, Willcox, AZ 85643) will receive a complimentary first glass of the Chenin Blanc paired with charcuterie boards from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

One of the oldest French wines, originally produced in the 9th century, Carlson Creek’s 2012 Chenin Blanc has a flavorful combination of balanced ripe fruit, including apricot, grapefruit and peach, with a smooth honey finish. “Compared to our 2011 Chenin Blanc, the 2012 vintage is a fuller representation of what Chenin Blanc can do. My favorite to date,” said head winemaker John Carlson.