Full Review

William Heritage

William Heritage
2021 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: 0.05%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

William Heritage
2021 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.7% RS: 0.05%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of linseed oil, yellow apple, and bartlett pear with a round, lively, bone-dry medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long finish displaying notes of yellow apple and ripe pear, honey and applejacks cereal, and vanilla cream. A delicious Chenin to sip on now, but has the fruit and acid to gain depth and complexity in the cellar over a few years.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: linseed oil, yellow apple, and bartlett pear
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of yellow apple and ripe pear, honey and applejacks cereal, and vanilla cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious Chenin to sip on now, but has the fruit and acid to gain depth and complexity in the cellar over a few years.

The Producer

William Heritage Winery

The Producer
480 Mullica Hill Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
USA
1 856-589-4474

Their Portfolio

92 William Heritage 2020 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $26.00.
85 William Heritage 2020 Viognier, Outer Coastal Plain 13.6% (USA) $24.00.
91 William Heritage 2020 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $24.00.
90 William Heritage 2020 Semillon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.7% (USA) $28.00.
90 William Heritage 2019 Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
88 William Heritage 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $30.00.
85 William Heritage 2019 Five Gen Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.9% (USA) $35.00.
88 William Heritage 2018 Blanc de Blancs, Outer Coastal Plain 12.4% (USA) $40.00.
92 William Heritage 2018 Blanc de Noirs, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $46.00.
89 William Heritage 2021 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $32.00.
89 William Heritage 2021 Limited Release, Semillon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $34.00.
87 William Heritage 2021 Estate Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $38.00.
94 William Heritage 2021 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.9% (USA) $26.00.
92 William Heritage 2021 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $34.00.
94 William Heritage 2020 Estate Reserve Five Gen Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $42.00.
94 William Heritage 2019 Estate Reserve Norman’s Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $48.00.
87 William Heritage 2020 Estate Reserve Burn Pile Vineyard, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $48.00.
95 William Heritage 2019 Reserve BDX Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 13.6% (USA) $50.00.

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.