Tag: Chenin Blanc

Fall Creek Vineyards Lescalo Chenin Blanc 2019, Texas



Pale lemon in color, almost see through.

Very aromatic nose of white flowers, grapefruits, limes, green apples, spices, honey and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, spices, honeysuckle, earth, light river rocks and sea salt.

Tangy finish with light almonds.

This is a nice and easy drinking Chenin Blanc from Texas. Tangy and interesting.

The nose is kind of sweet, suggesting a sweet palate, yet it’s dry. Really enjoyed the nose.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with Ahi Tuna Sashimi.

A blend of 90% Chenin Blanc and 10% Sauvignon Blanc.

9.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$18.

L’Ecole No. 41 Winery Yakima Valley Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2020, Washington State



Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Nice gentle nose of flowers, citrus, tangerines, honey, white peaches, green apples, almonds, light spices and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with ripened green apples, spices, bitter herbs, black pepper and earth.

Tangy finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice Chenin Blanc from Washington State. Easy drinking with a nice buttery mouthfeel. A New World wine with a touch of France.

Good by itself or with food.
Good right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up.

A good everyday wine and good for parties or the pool.

I paired it with a grilled octopus and Australian prawn on a bed of squid ink Pappardelle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$17.

Vinum Cellars Clarksburg Cuvée Chenin Blanc 2018, California

It is International #cheninblancday today. Let’s celebrate.

Pale yellow in color with a golden hue.

Interesting nose of vanilla, cotton candy, bubble gum, rose water, wood, yellow apples, peaches, light herbs and spices.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with apples, melons, oak, vanilla, light spices and white pepper.

Medium finish with almonds.

This is a nice and easy drinking Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg, California. Feels like an Oaky Chardonnay.

Good by itself or with food. Oaky and better when properly chilled.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

13% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$18.

T Berkley Wines Norgard Farms Chenin Blanc 2018, California

Lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Nice nose of green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, light grass, earth, minerals and pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, earth, honey, light grapefruits, salt and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with tangy limes.

This is a very tasty Chenin Blanc from California. Tangy and easy drinking with a buttery mouthfeel.

Refreshing when properly chilled.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and olives. Very enjoyable.

Aged on the lees for 11 months in neutral oak and stainless steel.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.

Netofa Estate Winery Latour White 2018, Israel

Light golden in color.

Nice nose of lemons, citrus, grapefruits, green apples and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, vegetables and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice Chenin Blanc from Israel. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Crisp, refreshing, and buttery.

I’ve had the 2017 as well, a few times before, and it is very consistent.

Aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. Kosher.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$30.

Netofa Winery Latour White 2017 Galilee, Israel

Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

Very light on the nose with light citrus, lemons, red apples, spices and honey.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light wood, bitter herbs, vegetables, spices and white pepper.

Spicy and tangy finish with bitter herbs.

This is a good quality Chenin Blanc from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a fuller mouthfeel than i excepted.

Much earthier than expected, too. Feels like a mix of new and old world wine. Very interesting. Might even have very soft tannins on the finish, which is unique.

Will get better with more time in the bottle. Would be interesting to check it out again in 3 years.

A nice white to drink by itself and talk about. Better when not too cold. Elegant and spicy.

I paired it with a soft Brie cheese and roasted almonds.

100% Chenin Blanc grapes grown in the Galilee region. Aged for 10 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$30.

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc – Viognier 2017, California

Very pale straw in color.

On the nose, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, grass and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruit juice, bitter almonds and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with grapefruits.

This is a simple white blend from California. Tastes like a California Sauvignon Blanc, actually. I couldn’t get neither the Viognier nor the Chenin Blanc.

A little bitter for my taste on the finish, but the food and company made it all better.

I paired it with an organic roasted beet salad with pistachios and Manchego cheese.

A blend of 83% Chenin Blanc and 17% Viognier.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$13.

Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2017, South Africa

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Strong Nose of green apples, citrus, grapefruits, gooseberry, spices, minerals and white pepper.

Medium in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, almonds, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium plus in finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a simple Chenin Blanc from South Africa. Feels very much like an old world Sauvignon Blanc.

Needs to be very chilled and better after 20 minutes of airtime. A good food wine and good to sip by the pool.

I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers by the pool.

13% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$10.