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Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate
2022 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 3.1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Biltmore Estate
2022 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 3.1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of apple, clover honey, sweet spices, and honey soaked raisin with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, brisk finish that presents touches of apple juice, pear juice, apricot, and cotton candy. Ripe stone fruit pairs nicely with floral aromas to make this delicious, quaffable white wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: apple, clover honey, sweet spices, and honey soaked raisin
Taste Flavor: apple juice, pear juice, apricot, and cotton candy
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Ripe stone fruit pairs nicely with floral aromas to make this delicious, quaffable white wine.

The Producer

Biltmore Estate Wine Co.

The Producer
1 N. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
USA
1 828-225-1487

Their Portfolio

89 Antler Hill 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $75.00.
BR Antler Hill 2018 Pinot Noir, Chalk Hill, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $50.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Biltmore Estate 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.8% (USA) $22.00.
89 Biltmore Estate 2019 Red Blend, American 14.3% (USA) $18.00.
86 Biltmore Estate 2018 Limited Release, Malbec, American 13% (USA) $28.00.
86 Biltmore Estate 2019 Chardonnay, American 13.5% (USA) $18.00.
86 Biltmore Estate 2019 Pinot Noir, American 13.8% (USA) $19.00.
88 Biltmore Estate 2019 Riesling, American 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
87 Biltmore Estate 2019 Dry Rosé, American 13% (USA) $17.00.
89 Biltmore Estate 2019 Limited Release, Malbec, American 13% (USA) $28.00.
88 Biltmore Estate 2019 The Hunt Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $45.00.
85 Biltmore Estate 2019 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, American 14.1% (USA) $28.00.
86 Biltmore Estate 2019 Estate, Merlot, American 13.8% (USA) $18.00.
BR Biltmore Estate 2020 Limited Release, Sauvignon Blanc, American 13.7% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Biltmore Estate 2020 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, American 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
BR Biltmore Estate 2020 Chardonnay, American 13% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Biltmore Estate 2020 Pinot Grigio, American 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Biltmore Estate 2019 Limited Release, Pinot Noir, American 13.9% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Biltmore Estate 2021 Chardonnay, American 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
86 Biltmore Estate 2021 Pinot Noir, American 14.1% (USA) $22.00.
BR Biltmore Estate 2021 Pinot Grigio, American 13.5% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Biltmore Estate 2021 Pinot Grigio, American 13.5% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Biltmore Estate 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, American 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
86 Biltmore Estate 2022 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, American 13% (USA) $19.00.
BR Biltmore Estate 2022 Limited Release, Gewurztraminer, American 13.2% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Biltmore Estate 2021 Riesling, American 13% (USA) $18.00.
87 Biltmore Estate 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.9% (USA) $22.00.
86 Biltmore Estate 2021 Merlot, American 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
92 Biltmore Estate 2020 Limited Release, Malbec, American 13.9% (USA) $30.00.
93 Biltmore Estate NV Cardinal’s Crest® Winemaker’s Blend, American 14.1% (USA) $22.00.
87 Biltmore Estate Cardinal’s Crest Bottle Package 14.1% (USA) $22.00.
85 Biltmore Estate 2021 Chardonnay, American 13.9% (USA) $18.00.
88 Biltmore Reserve 2019 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, North Carolina 12.5% (USA) $40.00.
86 Biltmore Reserve 2019 Chardonnay, North Carolina 13% (USA) $25.00.
86 Biltmore Reserve 2021 Chardonnay, North Carolina 12.5% (USA) $25.00.
92 Vanderbilt Reserve 2019 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.

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.