Division Winemaking Company

Division Villages L'Isle Verte Chenin Blanc

9.060 ratings
9.118 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Yellow white in color. Floral, spice, green fruit and citrus notes in nose, some diacetyl and wood as well. Lemon peel note in mouth, green apricot and orange on finish with slight skin astringency. Almost bone dry. Candied orange peel aftertaste. Great food wine

Yellow white in color. Floral, spice, green fruit and citrus notes in nose, some diacetyl and wood as well. Lemon peel note in mouth, green apricot and orange on finish with slight skin astringency. Almost bone dry. Candied orange peel aftertaste. Great food wine

Sep 2nd, 2017
Delectable Featured Wine

This Portland-based winery led by husband and wife team @Thomas Monroe and @Kate Monroe ventured into Washington's Yakima Valley to source fruit for this demi-sec ode to the Loire. Zippy acidity perfectly balances the white peach sweetness and silica-driven silky texture. Makes a delicious companion for spicy, herbaceous dishes.

#cheninigans #demisec

This Portland-based winery led by husband and wife team @Thomas Monroe and @Kate Monroe ventured into Washington's Yakima Valley to source fruit for this demi-sec ode to the Loire. Zippy acidity perfectly balances the white peach sweetness and silica-driven silky texture. Makes a delicious companion for spicy, herbaceous dishes.

#cheninigans #demisec

6 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2015
Erik Nordman

Whoa, this is some pretty impressive domestic Chenin! Probably the first one I've had from the US that was really to my tastes. Great classic Chenin-y honeyed richness. Honestly not too dissimilar from a decent Savennieres but it doesn't feel like it's trying to *be* Loire Chenin either. Pours a pale to medium (-) gold hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe, slightly bruised peach and green apple, an almost smoky crushed stone minerality, waxy honeycomb, savory leesiness, and wet wool. On the palate, again there's (slightly less) ripe and slightly bruised peach and green apple, with this addition of a slight preserved lime edge. More minerality, waxy honeycomb, and savory leesiness round out the midpalate and finish. Medium (+) to high acidity, medium (-) body with supple, slightly oily texture, pretty much dry but with maybe the slightest bit of balancing RS? It's almost hard to tell if it's even there because it's so subtle. Medium (+) alcohol that comes across a little hot but not too distractingly so. Some pretty enjoyable stuff here.

Whoa, this is some pretty impressive domestic Chenin! Probably the first one I've had from the US that was really to my tastes. Great classic Chenin-y honeyed richness. Honestly not too dissimilar from a decent Savennieres but it doesn't feel like it's trying to *be* Loire Chenin either. Pours a pale to medium (-) gold hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe, slightly bruised peach and green apple, an almost smoky crushed stone minerality, waxy honeycomb, savory leesiness, and wet wool. On the palate, again there's (slightly less) ripe and slightly bruised peach and green apple, with this addition of a slight preserved lime edge. More minerality, waxy honeycomb, and savory leesiness round out the midpalate and finish. Medium (+) to high acidity, medium (-) body with supple, slightly oily texture, pretty much dry but with maybe the slightest bit of balancing RS? It's almost hard to tell if it's even there because it's so subtle. Medium (+) alcohol that comes across a little hot but not too distractingly so. Some pretty enjoyable stuff here.

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2017
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

8.8

Nice work @Thomas Monroe and @divisionwineco on this fun Chenin. It was awesome. Why did I wait so long to open it?

Nice work @Thomas Monroe and @divisionwineco on this fun Chenin. It was awesome. Why did I wait so long to open it?

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2016
EJ Cory

Lived up to the hype!

Lived up to the hype!

Jun 12th, 2015
Nicole DeCicco

Still pretty young, but sittin pretty with delicate chamomile and citrus. And acidity to boot. Can't wait to try this vintage in another 6mos. Thank you @Chris Leon @leonandson

Still pretty young, but sittin pretty with delicate chamomile and citrus. And acidity to boot. Can't wait to try this vintage in another 6mos. Thank you @Chris Leon @leonandson

May 31st, 2015
Alexandre Calvi

Spot on Chenin Blanc from Washington, fresh cut white flowers, green apples, great acidity, a bit of residual sugar but so delicious, isn't it @Pascaline Lepeltier, MS ? :-p

Spot on Chenin Blanc from Washington, fresh cut white flowers, green apples, great acidity, a bit of residual sugar but so delicious, isn't it @Pascaline Lepeltier, MS ? :-p

May 7th, 2015
Joe Briand

My favorite domestic Chenin... Just committed to most of it for BTG. Seriously delicious juice

My favorite domestic Chenin... Just committed to most of it for BTG. Seriously delicious juice

Mar 20th, 2015
Christopher Olin

Great wooly Chenin texture

2014 vintage

Great wooly Chenin texture

2014 vintage

Mar 14th, 2015
Andrew Fortgang

Making Chenin a party

Making Chenin a party

Feb 9th, 2015