Chenin Blanc

May 012012
2011 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier, California, $14 (S) – Rating 90

Each year a favorite go-to summer sipper at a great price. 79% Chenin Blanc provides crisp acidity while 21% Viognier adds structure and depth. Opens with a nose of lemon creme pie combined with flavors of pineapple, tropicals, Meyer lemon, stone fruit, light spice, floral herbal notes and a hint of flintiness with a touch of sweetness. Try with spicy Thai food.

Aug 272011
2009 Pope Valley Winery Chenin Blanc, Meyercamp Ranch, Napa Valley, CA, $12 (S) – Rating 87

A super sipper, dry and crisp with a fuller mouth-feel than many Chenin Blancs. Flavors of pineapple, citrus, Meyer lemon, spice and minerality. The well balanced acidity makes this a good foodie wine but soft enough to enjoy with friends for  afternoon fun on the patio. Check out Pope Valley Winery

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