Leo Steen

The Steen Santa Ynez Valley Chenin Blanc

9.172 ratings
9.225 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
Jordan Wardlaw

Jurassic Park vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley. One of my favorite of Leo’s Chenin Blanc bottlings. Very aromatic and developed on the nose, showing the more exotic and floral side of the grape.

Jurassic Park vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley. One of my favorite of Leo’s Chenin Blanc bottlings. Very aromatic and developed on the nose, showing the more exotic and floral side of the grape.

Feb 20th, 2019
Tommy Pace

Just a solid bottle of Chenin.

Just a solid bottle of Chenin.

May 29th, 2016
William Hughes

Lean and focused, this wine needs a good hour to decant.

Lean and focused, this wine needs a good hour to decant.

Sep 27th, 2015
William Hughes

This certainly needs a good decanting. Classic Chenin Blanc with honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and peach. I still turn to the Loire, but these wines are snapping my head to California. Beats most South African Chenin Blanc by kilometers!

This certainly needs a good decanting. Classic Chenin Blanc with honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and peach. I still turn to the Loire, but these wines are snapping my head to California. Beats most South African Chenin Blanc by kilometers!

Jul 27th, 2015
Marty Winters

In 2011 I was lucky enough to apprentice under Leo Hansen and help craft this wine. It was absolutely incredible to see it evolve. Own rooted, dry farmed Chenin Blanc from Santa Ynez. #timetraveling

In 2011 I was lucky enough to apprentice under Leo Hansen and help craft this wine. It was absolutely incredible to see it evolve. Own rooted, dry farmed Chenin Blanc from Santa Ynez. #timetraveling

Jul 10th, 2015
Erica Orr

Concrete egg fermented, partial Malo, Jurassic park vineyard. Pretty and floral, slight bitter finish

Concrete egg fermented, partial Malo, Jurassic park vineyard. Pretty and floral, slight bitter finish

Jun 20th, 2015
Julia van der Vink

Production Forlorn Hope Winery

9.3

2011. Whut up CA Chenin.

2011. Whut up CA Chenin.

May 12th, 2015
Alex Pitts

Cellar Master Scholium Project

9.5

Quintessential California Chenin

Quintessential California Chenin

Apr 4th, 2015
Erica Orr

Really delicious

Really delicious

Feb 20th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Not feeling this guy. Alcohol is a touch out of control. I hear nothing but great things about this stuff though....

Not feeling this guy. Alcohol is a touch out of control. I hear nothing but great things about this stuff though....

Feb 3rd, 2015