Sandlands

Kirschenmann Chenin Blanc

9.240 ratings
9.113 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
Michael L S

Good acidity, citrus, and minerality. Very tasty wine.

Good acidity, citrus, and minerality. Very tasty wine.

May 3rd, 2018
Stephen Redenbaugh

Understated and majestic. God, I love Chenin Blanc as a food wine. Crisp, clean notes of lemon curd and kaffir lime. Silky smooth, low ABV, and racy palette cleansing acidity make this wine a wonderful dining companion. Factor in the versatility and affordability and I can’t get enough. Kudos Tegan!

Understated and majestic. God, I love Chenin Blanc as a food wine. Crisp, clean notes of lemon curd and kaffir lime. Silky smooth, low ABV, and racy palette cleansing acidity make this wine a wonderful dining companion. Factor in the versatility and affordability and I can’t get enough. Kudos Tegan!

May 18th, 2019
Justin Wittkopf

Great wine. Lively acidity. Great with stir fry.

Great wine. Lively acidity. Great with stir fry.

Jan 18th, 2018
Alexander Vadas

Solid!

Solid!

Nov 10th, 2017
David Swift

Great Chenin

Great Chenin

Oct 23rd, 2017
Joe Loughran

This one was new for me. Felt a bit tight but there are nice citrus fruits and what I can only describe as vegetal notes. Lots of zippiness. I imagine this will soften and come together better after some more time in bottle. Always a pleasure to drink these!

This one was new for me. Felt a bit tight but there are nice citrus fruits and what I can only describe as vegetal notes. Lots of zippiness. I imagine this will soften and come together better after some more time in bottle. Always a pleasure to drink these!

Sep 3rd, 2017