Folk Machine is a Chenin Blanc from Mendocino County, California. Chenin Blanc is a versatile white-wine grape variety. It is most commonly associated with France's Loire Valley, and its high acidity levels mean it can be vinified in a number of different styles: as lusciously sweet, botrytis affected dessert wines, light, honeyed sparkling wines and as full-bodied,
still white wines. Mendocino is one of California's largest wine-growing areas, although far from the most densely planted, and is recognized for the diversity France.
Pairings: Raw oysters, caviar, roasted chicken, Asian inspired dishes, pungent cheeses,
The over-arching “Mendocino County” appellation is home to a total of eleven American Viticulutral Areas (AVAs)
One of them is named, simply, “Mendocino AVA” which largely nests together six smaller AVAs that you may be familiar with (Anderson Valley, Yorkville Highlands, McDowell Valley, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, and America’s smallest AVA, Cole Ranch).
In addition, “Mendocino County” appellation also encompasses “Dos Rios” AVA, “Covelo” AVA, and "Mendocino Ridge" AVA. Uniquely, while the latter’s land mass footprint covers a quarter million acres, the Mendocino Ridge AVA itself includes just the land 1,200 ft. and above in elevation, or about 87,000 acres of which less than 2,000 acres are vineyards.
At least two applications are pending for additional AVAs, which include “Sanel Valley” and “Ukiah Valley”. You will find more detailed descriptions at the bottom of this list.