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Chenin Blanc

France, Chenin Blanc, Saget La Perrière, Château de la Mulonnière, Loire Valley, 2015

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N/ Sun bleached rocks, spring water, honeysuckle, light citrus, light chlorine, and chamomile tea. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Lovely dancing acid, limes, really ripe apples, and white peaches. About one degree too sweet for me, but this will be a huge crowd pleaser at parties. Absolutely delicious. Winemakers: Benoit Dufour and Laurent Saget Alcohol = […]

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France, Chenin Blanc (“Pineau de Loire”), La Cuvée des Fondraux, Champalou, Vouvray, Loire Valley, 2011

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N/ White flowers, gooseberries, chamomile, dry rocks, light carmel, dry grasses, and sunshine. Pretty damn impressive for this price point. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Solid acidity that is framed by, and infused with, carmel-dusted delightful yellow tropicals, camomile notes, soft hay flavors, and a minerality that seems both Old and New World. She is bright yet round, acid popping […]

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Williams Selyem / Winery & Vineyard Visits / Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Williams. Selyem. Two words, that when put together make wine purists, pinot noir nuts, and chardonnay lovers (that appreciate the proper use of oak) swoon. Swoon, and wait. The wait is the dreaded (if you are not on it) “list.” Yes, WS has what every winery owner dreams about – a list. If you are […]

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USA, Chenin Blanc & Viognier, Pine Ridge in Napa Valley, (Clarksburg, Lodi, & Napa grapes), California, 2010

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The Chenin Blanc is sourced from Clarksburg and the Viognier from Lodi. N/ Bright, acidic crisp hay. Clean burlap. If you allow me to wax…. ripe yellow fruits juiced over river stones in the midday sun. Lime zest. White flowers. Granite and cement, in a good way. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Dripping yellow fruits and lime. […]

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USA, Cameron Hughes, Tasting Event, (White Blend, Pinot, Cabernet, Merlot, and Red Blends), California and Washington, USA

Cameron Hughes Tasting Event www.chwine.com This was my first official tasting of the CH offerings.  I was quite impressed with the Q2PR of many of the wines we tasted. I had @WineHarlots and @Cuvee_Corner from the #SDWM with me at this tasting, and they both seemed to be impressed by the quality / price as […]

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USA, White Blend, Chenin Blanc and Viognier, Lorimar, Duetto, Temecula, 2009

A white belnd of 62% Chenin Blanc and 38% Viognier. N/ White flowers. Light dry hay. Wet stones. Tropicals. Grapefruit. Light petroleum. Light toast. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Round minerality. Medium-clean stone fruits. Citrus-kissed finish. Retail =$18 or just $13.50 for Lorimar’s wine club members. Very Good+. 89 This wine was a media sample kindly provided […]

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