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.
$18. — 2 days ago
Definite citrus-forward New Zealand flavors, but I’m also getting the lemon-forward South Africanist influence on top of the subtle flint notes. Lemon, lime, grapefruit (but only on the palate),
gooseberry, floral notes, and a hint of green pepper. Juicy and well balanced against a hint of mineral. — 5 days ago
Tonight the wine of choice is the 2018 Long Meadow Ranch Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.
On the nose I am getting honeydew melon, mango, white peach, green apple and white flowers.
On the palate there is succulent notes of grapefruit, lime, green apple, minerals and fresh-cut green grass.
This wine is medium bodied with a crisp clean mouthfeel, mouthwatering medium+ acidity that moves nicely into a long citrusy finish. With the world seemingly opening back up from its long year and a half slumber, please continue to be safe and healthy and be kind to one another. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 11 days ago
Apple and citrus mix with red berry suggestions on the nose. Hint of good funk and savory/ meaty quality. Cabbage patch kids and green apple candy on the palate. Yeasty, long prickly finish. Powerful and light; almost reminiscent of Dom. Disgorged 21, base 18. — 5 days ago
Been 2 years+ since I’ve had this. Nose is gorgeous now. Nose is honeyed almonds and steel wool. Nuttiness as well. Sense of richness but also super umami notes. Chenin is a major umami grape. Confectionary honeycomb on the nose. So gorgeous and such clarity. Really a knockout nose. Palate is clear, vivid and has terrific, knock you on your ass acids. Tangy and also really leaves an imprint on the palate. Fantastic purity and presence. Really really long. Brown sugar on the nose now. A sick sick wine. Maybe best chenin I’ve had from Michel Chèvre. — 5 days ago
Sticking with the “great wines from grapes you’ve never heard of” theme for a while longer, why not join me for a sip of this alpine gem. Grown in the northerly reaches of Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, just over the border with France and Switzerland, and in some of Europe’s highest altitude vineyards (1200 meters) this wine is made from the Prié Blanc grape. Prié Blanc is the region’s only indigenous white grape, and is rarely found within the Valle d’Aosta, let alone outside of it. Vibrating with mineral intensity, the wine tastes of green apple, lemon cucumber, dried honey, and a hint of herbs. Electric acidity and a sort of peach-pit tanginess linger in the finish. Because the region is mostly tiny growers, Cave Mont Blanc is a cooperative, and a very high-quality one at that. — a day ago
Pop and pour (from the fridge, so colder than cellar temp to start). On the nose: laser focus, electric green apple, soft oxidative notes and a touch of lanolin, sour lemon. On the palate: stunning acidity, sea salt, lemon, sour apple, fantastic weight and density, and so clean. Just lovely now, but plenty of room to pick up weight. Wait a while for next bottle, but pretty spectacular already. — 2 days ago
Vintage 2018 | pop and pour, introverted smell with a bit of hay, a bit of pear, a melon impression. Powerful taste with good acidity and bitters, a dinnerwine for sure. Paired with Coquilles Saint Jacques with samphire quenched with sherry vinegar and slices fried bacon — 3 days ago