Dry Creek Vineyard

Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc

8.8182 ratings
8.622 pro ratings
Clarksburg, Central Valley, California, USA
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
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
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
Michael Chelus

Apple, lime, slate, hay, pithy lemon and hints of tropical fruit. Great acidity and minerality.

Apple, lime, slate, hay, pithy lemon and hints of tropical fruit. Great acidity and minerality.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Michael Chelus

Grapefruit, apple, lemon, honey, slate and hints of dried apricot. Good acidity and minerality.

Grapefruit, apple, lemon, honey, slate and hints of dried apricot. Good acidity and minerality.

Sep 26th, 2015
Grant Simpson

Lots of tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon zest, etc... Slight river rocks or flinty note, overall pretty damn good for 11 dollars 2013 vintage

Lots of tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon zest, etc... Slight river rocks or flinty note, overall pretty damn good for 11 dollars 2013 vintage

Feb 5th, 2015
W. R. Tish

For some, Chenin Blanc is a move-along-nothing-to-see-here wine. For others, it's a go-to in more situations than not. Dry Creek Vyd.'s Chenin is very consistent, balancing gentle fruit, acid, texture. Went surprisingly well with a spicy roasted tomato soup and grilled smoked - mozzarella.

For some, Chenin Blanc is a move-along-nothing-to-see-here wine. For others, it's a go-to in more situations than not. Dry Creek Vyd.'s Chenin is very consistent, balancing gentle fruit, acid, texture. Went surprisingly well with a spicy roasted tomato soup and grilled smoked - mozzarella.

Dec 18th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.9

One of the pioneers if dry creek.

One of the pioneers if dry creek.

Sep 10th, 2014