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Margins

Margins
2016 Wilson Vineyards Block 20, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.9% RS: <1%
Sustainable Farming
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24
Cellar Selection

Margins
2016 Wilson Vineyards Block 20, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.9% RS: <1%
Bright gold color. Aromas of cling peach, green apple in yogurt, acorn squash, furniture polish, and sawdust with a round, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length honeycomb, cantaloupe, and stone pine finish with coating tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An intriguing creamy chenin.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cling peach, green apple in yogurt, acorn squash, furniture polish, and sawdust
Taste Flavor: honeycomb, cantaloupe, and stone pine
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing creamy chenin.

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Chenin Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chenin Blanc is a white wine made in numerous styles; the most famous examples are from France's Loire Valley, while there are also some notable versions from South Africa and California.

Chenin Blanc has very high acidity and is often produced in an off-dry style called demi-sec. A dry style from the Loire is called Savennières. There are also sparking versions of Chenin Blanc, namely Crémant de Loire also known as Saumur.

Dry versions are made by a few artisan estates in California, although a typical inexpensive California version is off-dry or lightly sweet. Steel aged with appealing citrus fruit, these wines should be drunk young and pair well with simple salads.