Lorie Chenin Blanc

Sandlands

Lodi Chenin Blanc 2018

My first 2018 Chenin Blanc from Sandlands (not sure how I was so patient to leave one of these until now). Typical of this project, the ABV is very modest at 12%. Popped and poured; consumed over two days with consistent experiences both nights. On the nose, soft white flowers, slightly underripe pear, honeysuckle and lime. Just the slightest touch wooly. On the palate, it’s pear, lime and chamomile. Acid is high but not bracing. Nice, almost creamy finish. Overall, this is balanced and technically very good, straight down the line Chenin Blanc and paired amazingly well with bacon wrapped scallops. Yet, I just wasn’t as excited about this effort compared to previous vintages. The fruit for this bottle was sourced from their estate vineyard in the Mokelumne River AVA which is a relatively recent addition within the larger Lodi AVA. I’m not sure how old this fruit is but I sort of get the sense that the best is yet to come from these vines. Still, very tasty and technically excellent. — 2 days ago

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Champalou

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Summertime Chenin. Should have been a hit song. Exuberant & vibrant fruit. Incredibly fresh acid. Aromatics are like being in an orchard of the ripest apples. Brilliant stuff. — 2 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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Love that wine
Tegan Marriott

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Great chenin, I bought an anjou Blanc yesterday w/14%abv I am hoping it won't show though, salute!

Domaine Arnaud Lambert

Brézé Clos de Midi Lieu-Dit Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Needed air to show its best. A bit subdued initially. Last sip was the best. Next time I will decant it. — 4 days ago

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Puzelat-Bonhomme

L'Ormeau des Deux Croix Chenin Blanc 2013

Pale golden hue. Quince, pear, lemon peel, blanched almond, yeast, bread dough, chamomile, dried white rose, bruised yellow apple, chalk and stone notes on the nose. Mouth-watering acidity and sharp nerve on the palate. Tart, lean, dry Chenin Blanc with delicate spice and green undertones. Evidence of oxidation with nutty and bruised orchard notes. Vintage 2013. ABV 11%.
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Could see this pairing well with many different dishes, but oysters, with lemon zest, and fresh arugula and escarole salad, come to mind.
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What are your favorite meals / foods to pair with a dry Chenin Blanc from Touraine, Loire Valley? What other noteworthy flavors and aromas have you encountered in this region?
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Domaine Guiberteau

Clos de Guichaux Monopole Bizay Saumur Chenin Blanc 2015

Aromas of lemon, some apple, beeswax and some wet stone. The acidity is there along with a nice richness, medium-full bodied and wide along with very good persistence, delicious. 91-92 almost

Arômes de citron, pommes, roche mouillée et cire d’abeille. Une bouche pleine et large, tension et richesse se côtoient avec une longue finale persistante. Délicieux. 91-92
— 11 days ago

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Notary Public Wines

Santa Ynez Valley Chenin Blanc 2017

Eric S
9.2

Really nice wine esp for the $$. Light, round, and viscous Meyer lemon and with a little lime at the end. Winner. — 2 days ago

Tom, Shay and 22 others liked this
David L

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I haven’t had it since the 13 vintage. Truly enjoy this wine back then.

Noël Bougrier

V Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Color of egg white, a bit bubbly. Nose of nice flowering and honey note, strength of alcohol, and pear. Taste is a mix of sweetness and zest, good acidity, some banana, pear and strawberry. Good flavors and refreshing, yet a bit too much bitterness. Aftertaste is medium with more fruity notes. On par. — 5 days ago

Jody, David and 3 others liked this

Château Yvonne

Saumur Rézin Chenin Blanc 2018

Chenin sur la richesse et l'opulence, mais malgré tout sans sucre résiduel perceptible. Miel, fleurs, citron confit, légère impression de fumée. Et cette acidité qui débarque en finale pour laver le palais et inviter la prochaine gorgée. Je recommande. Excellent RQP. — 7 days ago

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François Chidaine

Clos Habert Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2015

Vintage 2015 | off dry Chenin Blanc with excellent balance and a smell that reveals new impressions every time you take the glass to your nose: honey and minerals are prominent | often a wine really expresses itself in combination with food. This Clos Habert is perfect with the peppery rilettes of local star butcher Jean Maurice Lejeune. Second day, with ham in aspic — 12 days ago

Peter, Jan and 31 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Limestone Ridge at Vista Verde Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2018

Erik Helms
9.1

Quite dry, and with lots of acid. Leans towards greener fruits. Lime zest, kiwi skin. Lengthy, fresh finish. — 4 days ago

Keaton, John and 8 others liked this