Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc

9.2177 ratings
9.187 pro ratings
Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

9.0

Beeswax, orchard fruits, lanolin. Rich and slightly oily. Oak has integrated nicely at this point.

Beeswax, orchard fruits, lanolin. Rich and slightly oily. Oak has integrated nicely at this point.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2019
Josh Grove

Most balance I've seen in a US Chenin. Fruit, minerality, body, zippyness all forming like Voltron. Yes!

Most balance I've seen in a US Chenin. Fruit, minerality, body, zippyness all forming like Voltron. Yes!

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2015
Craig Camp

General Manager Troon Vineyards

9.5

The most exceptional chenin blanc I have ever tasted produced outside of the Loire

The most exceptional chenin blanc I have ever tasted produced outside of the Loire

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.8

I keep trying to find the magic in these chenins that everyone else does, but they just don't move me. I mean, I'm not going to kick it off the table or anything, but even with another year in the cellar I'm left wanting. More for you, I guess. (You can send me more of the Trousseau, Mataro and Carignan)

I keep trying to find the magic in these chenins that everyone else does, but they just don't move me. I mean, I'm not going to kick it off the table or anything, but even with another year in the cellar I'm left wanting. More for you, I guess. (You can send me more of the Trousseau, Mataro and Carignan)

Mar 28th, 2017
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.0

This vintage saw a bit too much of that barrel..... But still not bad

This vintage saw a bit too much of that barrel..... But still not bad

May 4th, 2016
Jorge Henriquez

Zachys Wine Auctions

8.8

Holy shit! Just love the hedonistic, coconuty richness of this wine! Pineapple, tropical fruits. Gorgeous.

Holy shit! Just love the hedonistic, coconuty richness of this wine! Pineapple, tropical fruits. Gorgeous.

Apr 5th, 2016
Jonas Mendoza

Waxy, honey, white grapefruit flavors but not really complex on the nose or palate. Simple Chenin Blanc.

Waxy, honey, white grapefruit flavors but not really complex on the nose or palate. Simple Chenin Blanc.

Mar 6th, 2016
Vinny Eng

The cheninista benediction! ⚡️💖 @Tegan Passalacqua

The cheninista benediction! ⚡️💖 @Tegan Passalacqua

Feb 21st, 2016
Jeff Perlegos

Killer as always

Killer as always

Sep 27th, 2015
Antonio Gianola

Excellent and varietally correct

Excellent and varietally correct

Sep 21st, 2015