Sandlands

Kirschenmann Chenin Blanc

9.247 ratings
9.222 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Bright lemon yellow. Lush nose with stone fruits, white floral notes, lemon caramel, and oak notes from the malolactic fermentation. Solid acidity (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Ripe and lush palate with citrus notes, creamy mouthfeel and a bit of spice. Long finish. Drink till 2023. (92+)

Bright lemon yellow. Lush nose with stone fruits, white floral notes, lemon caramel, and oak notes from the malolactic fermentation. Solid acidity (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Ripe and lush palate with citrus notes, creamy mouthfeel and a bit of spice. Long finish. Drink till 2023. (92+)

Apr 21st, 2018
David Shaw

Pale yellow in color. Toasted oak, citrus and yeast note in nose. Lemon and stone fruit notes in mouth, orange pith aftertaste with some lees creaminess. Dry, balanced acidity, rounded mouthfeel. Well made complex Chenin blanc

Pale yellow in color. Toasted oak, citrus and yeast note in nose. Lemon and stone fruit notes in mouth, orange pith aftertaste with some lees creaminess. Dry, balanced acidity, rounded mouthfeel. Well made complex Chenin blanc

Sep 3rd, 2017
Mark Flocco

One of the best domestic Chenins I've tasted. Acidic support to some mid palate richness. If anything, I'd prefer a little more richness with the same acidity. Beggars, choosers. Lovely bottle.

One of the best domestic Chenins I've tasted. Acidic support to some mid palate richness. If anything, I'd prefer a little more richness with the same acidity. Beggars, choosers. Lovely bottle.

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2017
Megan Long

Meh. I think this needs more time to develop.

Meh. I think this needs more time to develop.

Mar 30th, 2017
Jeff Perlegos

Bright & elegant. Lodi Chenin

Bright & elegant. Lodi Chenin

May 21st, 2016
Vinny Eng

Congratulations @Tegan Passalacqua on the arrival of your second child! #cheninigans

Congratulations @Tegan Passalacqua on the arrival of your second child! #cheninigans

Apr 17th, 2016
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.4

Primary fruit vibrant acidity

Primary fruit vibrant acidity

Dec 25th, 2015
Stephanie Losee

Cant take credit for this one--@Nat Gunter ordered it

Cant take credit for this one--@Nat Gunter ordered it

Oct 11th, 2015
Craig Haarmeyer

Soapy, cilantro, austerity but soft and silky on the palate. A bit honeyed but good acid, too.

Soapy, cilantro, austerity but soft and silky on the palate. A bit honeyed but good acid, too.

Jun 30th, 2015
Craig Haarmeyer

Bulking up.

Bulking up.

Jun 29th, 2015