Fable Mountain Vineyards

Jackal Bird Chenin Blanc Blend

9.149 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Chardonnay, Viognier
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Quinoa, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Tomato-Based, Fruit Desserts, White Rice, Pasta, Pungent Cheese, Goat & Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Salami & Prosciutto, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.9

Salted lemon, green papaya, beeswax, salinity, a little toast and cream. Much leaner than the last vintage we tried. Very good.

Salted lemon, green papaya, beeswax, salinity, a little toast and cream. Much leaner than the last vintage we tried. Very good.

Oct 10th, 2016
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.7

Salty peanut butter and relatively ripe tropical fruit. Great with feta stuffed olives and lemon wedges in olive oil.

Salty peanut butter and relatively ripe tropical fruit. Great with feta stuffed olives and lemon wedges in olive oil.

Sep 15th, 2015
Adam Knoerzer

This is a gorgeous blend. The body of the Chardonnay is felt in a light and enjoyable way, Chenin is still the star.

This is a gorgeous blend. The body of the Chardonnay is felt in a light and enjoyable way, Chenin is still the star.

Aug 23rd, 2015
Chris Leon

Whole milk, brûléed grapefruit. Unapologetically S African. Delicious.

Whole milk, brûléed grapefruit. Unapologetically S African. Delicious.

Aug 3rd, 2015
Punky Mahle

Good summertime quaff

Good summertime quaff

Jun 18th, 2015
Doug Banks

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

9.3

One of my favorite white wines.

One of my favorite white wines.

Apr 6th, 2015
Francis Huicq

2012 vintage. Chemin Blanc (40%), Grenache Blanc (20%), Roussanne (17%), Chardonnay and Viognier (9% each). Smoky with well infused notes of tropical fruits. Restrained and well balanced.

2012 vintage. Chemin Blanc (40%), Grenache Blanc (20%), Roussanne (17%), Chardonnay and Viognier (9% each). Smoky with well infused notes of tropical fruits. Restrained and well balanced.

Mar 23rd, 2015
Chris Hall

General Manager Long Meadow Ranch Winery, Wine Director Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

9.6

NYE wine in South Africa

NYE wine in South Africa

Jan 3rd, 2014
Nat Gunter

Winemaker Cultivate Wines

Reduction. Generosity.

Reduction. Generosity.

Jun 8th, 2015
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

Drink all the RSA Chenin

Drink all the RSA Chenin

Jan 5th, 2015