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Staff Pick

"Jarenincan" White blend, Crnko - 2016

Item # 27259 1L
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A fun field blend dominated by Müller Thurgau and Laski Rizling, with some Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay thrown in for good measure. Refreshing for easy quaffing, with scrumptious lime and tangerine zest, lifted by lemon verbena. All components come together easily, and amplify over light fish, salads with salty cheese, and baked appetizers. Easy liter sizes are great for a crowd. The exact blend of Jarenincan varies from vintage to vintage. Each year, Silvo Crnko makes special adjustments to produce a harmonic and highly-drinkable wine. All fruit is estate-grown and comes from the family’s six hectares of mixed, marly soils.


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Staff Pick Notes

When a wine's back label claims it is crafted by the "master of refreshment" and that it's a "serious wine for not so serious occasions," you can sign me up for a few bottles at least. When that same wine is a field blend of my favorite Alsatian, Germanic, & Italian varietals and it clocks in at 11.5% alcohol, even better. This Slovenian delight also comes in a liter size bottle with a crown cap, so no corkscrew is required. And the balance of acidity, floral notes, fruit & minerals pairs wonderfully with various dishes from beef pho to butter poached radishes. WIN! WIN! WIN!

- BLR

Pairing Advice

Pairs great with grilled chicken with lemon and fresh herbs

This fresh, summer white beautifully echos the herb notes of this dish.


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