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Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines Chenin Blanc

8.812 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Santa Maria 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
Adam Kincaid

There is some depth to this I wasn’t quite expecting. Plenty of tropical fruits, but the minerality of this is what really makes it work. Has an edge to it but it’s very complimentary to this spicy enchilada.

There is some depth to this I wasn’t quite expecting. Plenty of tropical fruits, but the minerality of this is what really makes it work. Has an edge to it but it’s very complimentary to this spicy enchilada.

Dec 18th, 2019
Jess Ica Orona

At first taste a little underwhelming but when I revisit it later I'm loving it. Stone fruit, pluot, pear, lychee even, chalk. Lucious yet crisp with significant phenolic bitterness. Would recommend.

At first taste a little underwhelming but when I revisit it later I'm loving it. Stone fruit, pluot, pear, lychee even, chalk. Lucious yet crisp with significant phenolic bitterness. Would recommend.

Jul 26th, 2018
Steve Medbery

My favorite California Chenin. Pear, chalky notes on the nose with lemon and tangerine on the palate.

My favorite California Chenin. Pear, chalky notes on the nose with lemon and tangerine on the palate.

Jul 11th, 2018
Rhonely Boy

Very nice crisp dry wine, though wish it was off-dry and had more going on.

Very nice crisp dry wine, though wish it was off-dry and had more going on.

Jul 5th, 2018
Jo Anne B

Honestly just ok. Not what I was expecting. The Somms recommendation with our fancy Indian good.

Honestly just ok. Not what I was expecting. The Somms recommendation with our fancy Indian good.

Jun 20th, 2018
Iwan

I’m guessing Chenin isn’t my thing...

I’m guessing Chenin isn’t my thing...

Jun 12th, 2018
Jennifer Yi

Decent.

Decent.

Dec 30th, 2017
Vin Zering

Fine Chenin. Nice QPR

Fine Chenin. Nice QPR

Dec 18th, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Matt had this a year ago

Matt had this a year ago

May 21st, 2019
Tyler Willis

Tyler had this 2 years ago

Tyler had this 2 years ago

Feb 1st, 2018