Sandlands

California Chenin Blanc

9.174 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
California, USA
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
David Shaw

First allocation bottle I’ve opened. Lemon and fresh linen notes in nose. (I was skeptical about linen aroma mentioned by others, but yes, they were accurate. Does anyone remember what line-dried linens smell like?) Very crisp, dry, creamy with lemon pulp and candied lemon skin flavors. Great potential as a food wine. Simple, well crafted. Later hints of melon and mint flavors emerge with rounded mouthfeel, slight astringency

First allocation bottle I’ve opened. Lemon and fresh linen notes in nose. (I was skeptical about linen aroma mentioned by others, but yes, they were accurate. Does anyone remember what line-dried linens smell like?) Very crisp, dry, creamy with lemon pulp and candied lemon skin flavors. Great potential as a food wine. Simple, well crafted. Later hints of melon and mint flavors emerge with rounded mouthfeel, slight astringency

Apr 9th, 2019
William Hughes

Clean linen, Meyer lemon, and merengue nose. Lemon curd and honeyed pineapple flavors. Creamy with building texture. The wine took a good thirty minutes to open up.

Clean linen, Meyer lemon, and merengue nose. Lemon curd and honeyed pineapple flavors. Creamy with building texture. The wine took a good thirty minutes to open up.

Apr 3rd, 2019
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.0

Not Vouvray, and that's OK.

Not Vouvray, and that's OK.

Jul 23rd, 2017
Chris Grimm

Good Lord, this is slaying. Took a while for the nose to open up, but it's gushing pineapple, vanilla, and spice. In the mouth, there's this absolutey delicious honeyed pineapple thing going on. Love the texture--creamy and delicious. Would pair amazingly with lobster & tarragon butter.

Good Lord, this is slaying. Took a while for the nose to open up, but it's gushing pineapple, vanilla, and spice. In the mouth, there's this absolutey delicious honeyed pineapple thing going on. Love the texture--creamy and delicious. Would pair amazingly with lobster & tarragon butter.

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2019
Les Huisman

Creamy. Lemon curd. So bright, with an underlying richness. Fantastic

Creamy. Lemon curd. So bright, with an underlying richness. Fantastic

Aug 8th, 2016
Paul Shaked

Very good structure and woodsy chenin

Very good structure and woodsy chenin

Jul 26th, 2016
Michael L S

Very delicious. Somewhat rounded, some savory minerality. Good acidity but not nearly as acid driven as some Chenin.

Very delicious. Somewhat rounded, some savory minerality. Good acidity but not nearly as acid driven as some Chenin.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

#hellachenin

#hellachenin

Jun 3rd, 2016
Stephen Redenbaugh

Gold in the glass with very little aroma at first. As it warmed lemon curd, ripe pear and lanolin notes flowed. The central core of this 3 year old Chenin is structure, weight, and smooth as silk creaminess. Beautiful acid/ fruit balance at this stage; the wine improved as it warmed. Left me wanting more. One of the single best price for quality wines in California, if not the world. Hats off, Tegan. Every bottle rocks!

Gold in the glass with very little aroma at first. As it warmed lemon curd, ripe pear and lanolin notes flowed. The central core of this 3 year old Chenin is structure, weight, and smooth as silk creaminess. Beautiful acid/ fruit balance at this stage; the wine improved as it warmed. Left me wanting more. One of the single best price for quality wines in California, if not the world. Hats off, Tegan. Every bottle rocks!

Feb 16th, 2019
Scott Vignos

Beeswax, apple peel, lanolin. A bliss inducing Chenin.

Beeswax, apple peel, lanolin. A bliss inducing Chenin.

Dec 9th, 2018