Dry Creek Vineyard

Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc

8.8225 ratings
8.626 pro ratings
Clarksburg, Central Valley, California, 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
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

8.4

Chenin on a Wednesday

Chenin on a Wednesday

Feb 20th, 2020
Michael Chelus

Tart apple, lemon curd, peach, hay and hints of blood orange. Great acidity and minerality.

Tart apple, lemon curd, peach, hay and hints of blood orange. Great acidity and minerality.

Jul 25th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Apple, pithy lemon, white peach and wet river rock. Good acidity and minerality.

Apple, pithy lemon, white peach and wet river rock. Good acidity and minerality.

Dec 26th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Third of the blind white wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for whites was Chardonnay vs Chenin Blanc. Thanks Claude and Carrie.

Very light pale yellow. A touch sweet on the nose with lots of acidic fruits like lemon, limes, and even a bit of green grapetiser. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and super light and fresh on the palate. Minimal if any oak, do not think there is any though. Lots of stone fruits, and green apples. Light bodied and medium finish. Drink till 2019.

Third of the blind white wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for whites was Chardonnay vs Chenin Blanc. Thanks Claude and Carrie.

Very light pale yellow. A touch sweet on the nose with lots of acidic fruits like lemon, limes, and even a bit of green grapetiser. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and super light and fresh on the palate. Minimal if any oak, do not think there is any though. Lots of stone fruits, and green apples. Light bodied and medium finish. Drink till 2019.

Aug 26th, 2017
Liza Burns

This is a great value wine ... Fabulous acidity and bright and juicy stone fruit... Luxurious big mouthfeel. Love this wine

This is a great value wine ... Fabulous acidity and bright and juicy stone fruit... Luxurious big mouthfeel. Love this wine

2 people found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015
Brian Ager

A fresh and vibrant, 100% Chenin Blanc, that starts with aromas of white peach and pear with a tinge of creaminess. The pallate adds in citrus flavors of pomelo and lemon peel. Well balanced acidity and just a hint of honey helps round out a great wine. Paired deliciously with pan seared scallops accompanied with shallots and heirloom tomatoes. ($10) [11/29/2017]

A fresh and vibrant, 100% Chenin Blanc, that starts with aromas of white peach and pear with a tinge of creaminess. The pallate adds in citrus flavors of pomelo and lemon peel. Well balanced acidity and just a hint of honey helps round out a great wine. Paired deliciously with pan seared scallops accompanied with shallots and heirloom tomatoes. ($10) [11/29/2017]

1 person found it helpfulNov 30th, 2017
Ed Matthews

Grapefruit nose like a Sauvignon Blanc, but sweet Chenin on the palate. Confusing: nose not equal palate. Simple, mostly dry, slight lemony acidic finish.

Grapefruit nose like a Sauvignon Blanc, but sweet Chenin on the palate. Confusing: nose not equal palate. Simple, mostly dry, slight lemony acidic finish.

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2014
Paul Weil

Not as dry as the name might suggest, this wine actually has .6% residual sugar. It is the perfect accompaniment to spicy Indian food.

Not as dry as the name might suggest, this wine actually has .6% residual sugar. It is the perfect accompaniment to spicy Indian food.

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2014
Jo Florradikal

very very floral and light, some residual sugar, white flowers, well balanced sugar acid for domestic #chenninblanc #clarksburg

very very floral and light, some residual sugar, white flowers, well balanced sugar acid for domestic #chenninblanc #clarksburg

Jun 27th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Clear straw yellow color.  Aromas of tropical fruits with floral scents. The palate shows peach and citrus flavors with slight edge of grassy earth, not completely dry as the label indicates. Slight alcohol burn with vivid acidity brings this wine to a medium length finish. Ok but not great.

Clear straw yellow color.  Aromas of tropical fruits with floral scents. The palate shows peach and citrus flavors with slight edge of grassy earth, not completely dry as the label indicates. Slight alcohol burn with vivid acidity brings this wine to a medium length finish. Ok but not great.

Jul 12th, 2016