Field Recordings

Chenin Blanc

9.058 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, 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
Eric Vrtis

Clear brilliant sunlit yellow, easy on the eyes. Ripe Anjou pear and sour apple candy. The rind of a ripe honeydew; honeycomb, wax and all. Gravel wet with snow melt. Palate is marzapan and lemon meringue. Surprisingly rich at 11%

Clear brilliant sunlit yellow, easy on the eyes. Ripe Anjou pear and sour apple candy. The rind of a ripe honeydew; honeycomb, wax and all. Gravel wet with snow melt. Palate is marzapan and lemon meringue. Surprisingly rich at 11%

3 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2017
Sarah O'Kelley

Grew on me immensely with food. Missing that trademark Loire acidity but lovely smells and flavors - white flowers, honeydew, white pear!

Grew on me immensely with food. Missing that trademark Loire acidity but lovely smells and flavors - white flowers, honeydew, white pear!

2 people found it helpfulSep 26th, 2018
Kate Matsch

Served it at pizza night as a beautiful introduction for our customers to natural wine. Nice quite enough acid to cut through the cheesiness or a cream sauce pizza but incredible before dinner! A whisper of effervescence and made me say "yum!"

Served it at pizza night as a beautiful introduction for our customers to natural wine. Nice quite enough acid to cut through the cheesiness or a cream sauce pizza but incredible before dinner! A whisper of effervescence and made me say "yum!"

2 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2017
Neal Ferry

Strange... somewhat tasteless, I can’t quite understand this...

Strange... somewhat tasteless, I can’t quite understand this...

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2019
Austin Hohnke

Serious Chenin! Getting towards the full bodied end of the spectrum. Curious if there’s any RS at 11.9% alc. Honeyed lemon and pear on the palate, which is very slightly waxy. Want to lay a couple of these down.

Serious Chenin! Getting towards the full bodied end of the spectrum. Curious if there’s any RS at 11.9% alc. Honeyed lemon and pear on the palate, which is very slightly waxy. Want to lay a couple of these down.

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2017
Sean Silver

$18

Nov 25th, 2021
Jay Miner

Everyone has said pear, and I wholeheartedly agree. Acidity is too low for Chenin, and the finish has an oak-y, oleaginous character. I’m not sold, but I’m also not turning down a second glass to see how it develops.

Everyone has said pear, and I wholeheartedly agree. Acidity is too low for Chenin, and the finish has an oak-y, oleaginous character. I’m not sold, but I’m also not turning down a second glass to see how it develops.

Apr 3rd, 2021
Sean Silver

$18

Feb 6th, 2021
Jason Keefer

Man, what a bang for the buck! Tastes French in structure but characteristically central coast fruit! Sun kissed citrus, chalk, sea salt.

Man, what a bang for the buck! Tastes French in structure but characteristically central coast fruit! Sun kissed citrus, chalk, sea salt.

Jan 25th, 2021
TH
9.0

@The Winery 3,564 incl tax

@The Winery 3,564 incl tax

Nov 14th, 2020