Roark Wine Company

Santa Ynez Valley Chenin Blanc

9.157 ratings
9.118 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
Ellen Clifford

I like it oodles. I also am on the fence as to whether I wanna have a girl date coffee meetup monthly with it cause it feels like a girlfriend wine. Which isn’t to say it’s tasty and I would never regret our honeyed slightly nuances with very squashed pear backdrop. Haven’t gotten to know the rest of Roark’s wine but should do that

I like it oodles. I also am on the fence as to whether I wanna have a girl date coffee meetup monthly with it cause it feels like a girlfriend wine. Which isn’t to say it’s tasty and I would never regret our honeyed slightly nuances with very squashed pear backdrop. Haven’t gotten to know the rest of Roark’s wine but should do that

Dec 19th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Underripe citrus and tree fruits. Stony and savory. Moderate acidity and low body at 12%. Natural wine with 3 months’ malo.

Underripe citrus and tree fruits. Stony and savory. Moderate acidity and low body at 12%. Natural wine with 3 months’ malo.

Jul 26th, 2018
Chris Lucchese

Wow. Now my official favorite domestic Chenin. Such an amazing mix of fruit and acids. This is tremendous wine. Smooth and delicious.

Wow. Now my official favorite domestic Chenin. Such an amazing mix of fruit and acids. This is tremendous wine. Smooth and delicious.

2 people found it helpfulMay 30th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Roark emulating the old world Loire style fo' shizzle ma nizzle. Wonderful fruit, minerality, texture and bouquet.

Roark emulating the old world Loire style fo' shizzle ma nizzle. Wonderful fruit, minerality, texture and bouquet.

Feb 18th, 2016
Jamil C Williams

General Manager at Silverlake Wine

10

Ryan @roarkwineco spoke of "the Terroir of machinery and equipment." It was the first time I had heard of such a thing. Super interesting.

Ryan @roarkwineco spoke of "the Terroir of machinery and equipment." It was the first time I had heard of such a thing. Super interesting.

May 29th, 2015
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9.5

New to me!

New to me!

May 14th, 2014
Vinny Eng

Fountainhead. Wafer crisps. Honeycomb and lemon pith.

Fountainhead. Wafer crisps. Honeycomb and lemon pith.

Nov 21st, 2013
Jeff

Stone fruit-peach and juicy honey-lemon and pineapple float across the palate happily. Great with goat and other cheeses.

Stone fruit-peach and juicy honey-lemon and pineapple float across the palate happily. Great with goat and other cheeses.

May 30th, 2020
kcon

2017. Light, clean, not quite oaky, not quite floral. Mysterious with a comfortably transparent facade. Who needs Chardonnay or viognier? Who needs mimosas? Serve me good cheese, a good book, and this.

2017. Light, clean, not quite oaky, not quite floral. Mysterious with a comfortably transparent facade. Who needs Chardonnay or viognier? Who needs mimosas? Serve me good cheese, a good book, and this.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Mary Rossillo

Med+ acid, definitely feeling the roundness of the lees, not much fruit character, good example of natural wine!

Med+ acid, definitely feeling the roundness of the lees, not much fruit character, good example of natural wine!

Mar 29th, 2018