Want to break away from rosé? Here’s a great alternative: Pine Ridge 2016 Chenin Blanc Viognier

It is hot.  It will remain hot, at least for the next few days.


Looks like rosé every day, correct?  But I suppose all rosé every day makes Jack a dull boy…and leaves your palate thirsting for some variety.

Riding to the rescue is a zippy white blend from Pine Ridge, their 2016 Chenin Blanc Viognier.

This is a bit of a curve ball from Pine Ridge, a Napa winery best known for stick-to-your-ribs Cabernet Sauvignon.  But with the chenin blanc providing zesty acidity and the viognier supplying some body and fruit flavor, the iconic cab producer has created a very nice white blend.  This will work well as an aperitif, party beverage or simply a cool refresher on a hot summer afternoon/evening.

This one works best when it’s well-chilled so if you put a bottle in the fridge then forgot about it, fuh-get about it.  Colder is better here.

It will be on the shelf at most Fred Meyers, QFCs and Safeways.

As of July 26, we found Pine Ridge 2016 Chenin Blanc Viognier white blend at:


Safeway  SE Hawthorne              $13.99      Safeway NE 69th & Sandy     $13.99

QFC  NE 56th & Burnside           $14.99      Fred Meyer  Hollywood         $16.49

Fred Meyer  SE Hawthorne        $16.49


Safeway  NW Lovejoy                $13.99       Safeway  Cornell & Murray     $13.99

QFC   Barnes & Miller Rd.         $14.99        Fred Meyer  Beaverton           $16.49

Fred Meyer   Walker Rd.            $16.49         Fred Meyer   Stadium             $16.49

Fred Meyer  Raleigh Hills         $16.49


Safeway  Lake Oswego             $13.99          Safeway  SW Barbur             $13.99

Fred Meyer  SW Barbur             $16.49          Fred Meyer Tualatin             $16.49