Chenin Blanc

    Pio Pio Chenin blanc 2013

    The last bottle of Margaret River chenin I tried was disappointing, there too much oak and obfuscation and not enough focus on the essence. I like my chenin to have a sting. Thankfully this is much better, it's elemental and free of make up and half the price ($A22). Floral - acacia and honey suckle; and sappy, with a modest level of tartness and bite in the mouth ...

    11 readers - By Wino sapien

    Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

    Red Willow Vineyard’s most prominent feature is the small stone chapel that sits atop a steep hill overlooking the western Yakima Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WAPATO, Wash. – In just about every conceivable way, the 140 acres of wine grapes here at Red Willow Vineyard are hallowed ground. Here is where Washington’s first Syrah was planted.

    8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

      Wine Blog - - 7 readers - You might ask, salads with wine pairings? Seriously? Yes, I’m here to tell you that it not only works, but it works really well. When I was working at a winery in the Sierras, we had a chef that worked there every day. It was he who turned me on to the fact that we can enjoy a wine with a leafy salad. I have to admit that I wouldn’t have believed it, if I hadn’t tried it. It works.

      Fratelli Wines Chenin Blanc 2013

      Full Pour - - 5 readers - It’s not great. With that out of the way, we can tackle the more interesting question of: why bother? India’s not renowned for its acceptance of wine, with beer and whisky tending to thrive at its expense. Yet the state of Maharashtra, centre of India’s wine industry and this writer’s present location, has a long history of growing table grapes.

      5 Questions with… Meg Tipton, Keuka Spring Vineyards

      New York Cork Report - - 5 readers - Keuka Spring Vineyards has received a lot of attention the last couple years especially after receiving the Governor’s Cup trophy for their 2012 Riesling at last year’s annual New York Wine & Food Classic competition. One of the people diligently working hard to make it all happen is assistant winemaker Meg Tipton.

      Sparkling wines of the Limoux AOC

      Wine -- Mise en abyme - - 5 readers - Sparkling wine production in France can be placed into four broad categories: Champagne -- King of the hill. Reserved for sparkling wines produced within the delimited area of the Champagne wine region.

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      … Limoux — pronounced lee-MOO — is sparkling, either in the guise of Blanquette de Limoux, made principally from the indigenous mauzac grape, or Crémant de Limoux, which allows chardonnay and chenin blanc in the blend. Why Cuvée Thomas Jefferson? Because when that most Francophile of American presidents died, the only sparkling wines found in his…

      By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      2013 Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap Viognier Chenin Blanc...

      …2013 Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap Viognier Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc Oh my dog! Look what I found! It’s like I’m on the label on this wine! Lemon, lime, nectarine, waxy leaf, white bean, and grass on the nose. Less fruit on the palate with more leaf and florals. A little sticky on the finish. 3/5 bones $ Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc 13.5% abv Franschhoek Valley, SOUTH AFRICA…

      3 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Europa Village’s Annual Grape Stomp Gala ~ Bon Vin, Tres Fun!

      … La Vie’s 2012 Chenin Blanc and the 2012 Artist Series Bon Vie, an estate blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Counoise. All corks were pulled out for the gala event ~ including the 2011 Estate Reserve Syrah! Europa Village has live entertainment every weekend with many special events and wine education classes held throughout the year. Grand plans…

      4 readers - By Uncorked Wine Travels!

      Salads with wine pairings? Seriously?

      … Gris) Niagara American Concord Müller-Thurgau (a crossing of Riesling with Madeleine Royale) And, don’t forget, if you find a wine variety that has residual sugar, like a Chenin Blanc or even a Chardonnay, like the 2013 Pam’s Un-Oaked Chardonnay, from The Rubin Family of Wines*, you won’t have to go too far to find your wine. If you don’t have…

      7 readers - By Wine Blog

      Cederberg Bukettraube 2012

      … Cederberg. Bukettraube! That’s the grape. Of German origin but now South Africa’s baby, it’s a bit like a dry-ass Riesling or maybe even a Chenin Blanc. The Cederberg Bukettraube 2012 had a real bouquet of daisies thing going on for the nose – floral and also a little “grapey”. A sip revealed this to be the unique wine I was looking for that evening…

      2 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      5 Questions with… Meg Tipton, Keuka Spring Vineyards

      … Baixas, Chenin Blanc from Savennières (when I can find it), and of course Riesling from the Finger Lakes! I also adore dry rosé from our region and from Provence, especially when the acid is prevalent, crisp, and well-balanced with the fruit. On the other end of the spectrum, I love power house reds like aged California Cabs and higher alcohol…

      5 readers - By New York Cork Report

      Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

      … and David Lake Mike Sauer, owner of Red Willow Vineyard, worked with winemaker David Lake for decades. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Sauer has been growing wine grapes here for nearly 45 years. He started out with Chenin Blanc and Chasselas – which didn’t work out too well – and now his oldest grapes are a block of Cabernet Sauvignon…

      8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Veritas Wine Room @viritasdallas

      … to a pleasant, lingering finish." We both enjoyed it. I chose a 2009 Domain Des Baumard Saviennieres ($25) Chenin Blanc from France. Saviennieres is a tiny region located on the norther banks of the Loire River and the entire appellation is planted entirely to Chenin Blanc. This wine is bone-dry, which is one reason I chose it. It has just the right…

      4 readers - By Wine Wrangling Woman

      Sparkling wines of the Limoux AOC

      … of the region). Limoux AOC sparkling wine production encompasses Cremant de Limoux, Blanquette de Limoux, and Blanquette de Limoux Méthode Ancestrale (The term Blanquette stems from the Mauzac variety developing a white down on its leaves.). Cremant de Limoux gained its AOC status in in 1990. The primary grapes are Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc…

      5 readers - By Wine -- Mise en abyme

      Fratelli Wines Chenin Blanc 2013

      …. So why the hell not? If nothing else, it’s interesting to see the beginnings of an industry. Local wines are enthusiastically promoted on many restaurant wine lists, and it seems a few players (Sula, Fratelli, Grover, Turning Point) dominate on premise. The varietal mix is decidedly unfocused. Whites range from Chenin Blanc to Viognier, Sauvignon…

      5 readers - By Full Pour

      2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu What a nose!...

      …2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu What a nose! Gruyère cheese rind. Pear skin and lemon. Tarte tatin. White pepper. White stone. Lemongrass, leek, parsley. Apple and pear dessert on the palate. Mineral mid-palate and on the finish. Long, beautiful finish - fresh acidity really carries the wine and keeps it from being sticky. Beautiful! 5/5 bones $$$ Chenin Blanc 13% abv Loire (Vouvray), FRANCE…

      4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Pio Pio Chenin blanc 2013

      …The last bottle of Margaret River chenin I tried was disappointing, there too much oak and obfuscation and not enough focus on the essence. I like my chenin to have a sting. Thankfully this is much better, it's elemental and free of make up and half the price ($A22). Floral - acacia and honey suckle; and sappy, with a modest level of tartness…

      11 readers - By Wino sapien

      Three release love for the last long weekend

      … for the final (gasp) summer long weekend of 2014. Clockwise, from left to right: The Royal Old Vine Steen Chenin Blanc 2013, Creekside Backyard Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Château Des Charmes Estate Bottled Old Vines Pinot Noir 2010, Nyarai Cellars Viognier 2012, Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc 2012, Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Huff Estates South Bay…

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      Gorman Wines Shine At Rolf and Daughters Dinner

      …. An Olive & Sinclair chocolate tart put an exclamation point on the meal. It was accompanied by a “cry baby.” No, I’m not talking about a dissatisfied guest. That is the name of the Gorman 2012 Late Harvest Yakima Valley Chenin Blanc. This is “faux” icewine because the grapes were frozen post-harvest at –6 degrees for five weeks before pressing…

      3 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines