Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc

9.250 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Clear and medium yellow in appearance. Expressive aromas on the nose with honeysuckle, lemon curd, light touch of butter and minerality. Crisp and structured acidity (6.5/10) with a medium minus body. Layered and rich palate with lemon curd, gravel, a little bit honeyed and a little bit of pears. Long finish with lingering acidity. Drink till 2023.

Clear and medium yellow in appearance. Expressive aromas on the nose with honeysuckle, lemon curd, light touch of butter and minerality. Crisp and structured acidity (6.5/10) with a medium minus body. Layered and rich palate with lemon curd, gravel, a little bit honeyed and a little bit of pears. Long finish with lingering acidity. Drink till 2023.

Jan 2nd, 2019
Carl Fischer

The nose is floraly and citrusy. Flavors of Honey, beeswax, citrus, dominate the palate with a touch of minerals. Long, dry finish. Great acidity. Refreshing on a hot day.

The nose is floraly and citrusy. Flavors of Honey, beeswax, citrus, dominate the palate with a touch of minerals. Long, dry finish. Great acidity. Refreshing on a hot day.

Jun 17th, 2018
Brian Tuite

Enjoying the Winter heat wave in Sonoma County.

Enjoying the Winter heat wave in Sonoma County.

Feb 7th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Light golden yellow. Lots of citrus notes on the nose, minerality, white flowers and a little pepper touch. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Solid minerality on the palate with lemon zest, stone fruits and a little floral. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.

Light golden yellow. Lots of citrus notes on the nose, minerality, white flowers and a little pepper touch. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Solid minerality on the palate with lemon zest, stone fruits and a little floral. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.

Jan 20th, 2018
Stephen Solaka

Well balanced with nice acidity.

Well balanced with nice acidity.

Aug 17th, 2017
Rick Lopus

Wow

Wow

Jul 26th, 2017
David Lusby

Got to share this with friends. Meyer lemon, crisp pear, yellow apple, with white floral notes. While low in alcohol, the flavors are still showing ripe characteristics. Very good wine that made me smile.

Got to share this with friends. Meyer lemon, crisp pear, yellow apple, with white floral notes. While low in alcohol, the flavors are still showing ripe characteristics. Very good wine that made me smile.

Jul 9th, 2017
Scott Kirkpatrick

Honestly, this is one of the great American wines. Honeyed, yet ultra-fresh and bright. Just a kiss of waxy lanolin, but without a hint of being cloying. A real benchmark of American Chenin.

Honestly, this is one of the great American wines. Honeyed, yet ultra-fresh and bright. Just a kiss of waxy lanolin, but without a hint of being cloying. A real benchmark of American Chenin.

May 31st, 2017
Ben Christen

Really nice. Light apricot and crisp.

Really nice. Light apricot and crisp.

Jan 10th, 2019
Bobby Gilbane

The 2015 has yet to emerge from its shell...

The 2015 has yet to emerge from its shell...

Sep 15th, 2018