Leo Steen

The Steen Santa Ynez Valley Chenin Blanc

9.226 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
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
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
Jon Bonné

Wine Editor San Francisco Chronicle

9.2

2011. Leo Steen joining the Jurassic Park brigade.

2011. Leo Steen joining the Jurassic Park brigade.

Oct 19th, 2014
Sunny Vy

Tastes like dinosaurs 😀

Tastes like dinosaurs 😀

Dec 6th, 2015