Savennières is stealth Chenin. It is ever so much that white gravel people rake patterns in. And just as dry. Until a lemon is squeezed over and a pear and tangerine fall from the trees and a brisk wind wafts through carrying hints of the flower bushes blooming nearby. Oh damn and that raw Marcona almonds. It’s a goddamn garden party in early autumn. Bask. This Savennières looks lightweight but it’s white gold. — 2 days ago
This is a nice bottle of bubbly made from 100% Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley style. Dry and light. A little fruit and some nut notes. Amazing QPR at only $17 a bottle. A weeknight bottle of bubbly that can transition to the holidays and dinner with friends as well! — 3 days ago
A deeply green Loire Chenin. Laser precise, electric, and acute. I love Becky Wasserman’s take: “punk rock violence, yet of Bach-like logic and profoundness.”
Aromas are subtle. Baked lemon, flint, chalk, baking spice, a whiff of smoke. Flavors of star fruit, kumquat, passion fruit, lime, and Meyer lemon.
Table melting acid. — 6 days ago
Hiding in my cellar like that, but I can’t stay mad at you! Absolute golden color. The mineral, lanolin, and brioche nose gives way to chamomile, apricots yellow apple, quince, and honey flavors. Rounded mouth feel, but no perceptible residual sugars. I really am a sucker for a dry Chenin Blanc. MY wife found a killer Spring Valley goat cheese from Chester Spring, PA to have with this wine. — 16 days ago