Sandlands

California Chenin Blanc

9.246 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
California, USA
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.0

Not Vouvray, and that's OK.

Not Vouvray, and that's OK.

Jul 23rd, 2017
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
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
Trent Fletcher

Waxy, creamy, citrus, mineral, lemon curd, honey and banana. Missing something mid-palate, including acidity, but still refreshing.

Waxy, creamy, citrus, mineral, lemon curd, honey and banana. Missing something mid-palate, including acidity, but still refreshing.

Apr 8th, 2018
Andrew

Pale gold color; fruit on nose with slight smokiness; juicy apple and white peach on taste; slight bitter woodiness lingers on finish, a bit of lemon rind or tree bark. Good acid. Medium finish. Delicious and nuanced. Light but with loads of flavor. Really like this, and I think it’s really improved since the first bottle opened in 2016. Eager to see how it tastes in a few more years.

Pale gold color; fruit on nose with slight smokiness; juicy apple and white peach on taste; slight bitter woodiness lingers on finish, a bit of lemon rind or tree bark. Good acid. Medium finish. Delicious and nuanced. Light but with loads of flavor. Really like this, and I think it’s really improved since the first bottle opened in 2016. Eager to see how it tastes in a few more years.

Dec 30th, 2017
Laura Tullman

Light. Hints of Citrus. Easy drinking.

Light. Hints of Citrus. Easy drinking.

Apr 25th, 2017
Jake Rubash

Nice contrast between the bright and tropical Bevan vs the creamy Sandlands. Both get a 9.0!

Nice contrast between the bright and tropical Bevan vs the creamy Sandlands. Both get a 9.0!

Apr 24th, 2017
Trent Fletcher

One of, if not the best value label for all wines. My favorite Chenin for the $.

One of, if not the best value label for all wines. My favorite Chenin for the $.

Jan 22nd, 2017