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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2009
Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2009
(search item no. 109671)
screw cap wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Light straw color with rich apricot and peach aromas which are underscored by coriander and honeycomb. The palate boasts super ripe, juicy mandarin and tropical acidity, which displays sweet Meyer Lemon, Kefir and Key Lime citrus flavors.

This wine is an excellent choice for Thai Curries or Indian food due to the high natural acidity and the floral / clove character that comes from the Viognier. It is also a very refreshing wine on a hot summer evening.

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About Vinum Cellars:

Vinum Cellars is a collaboration of winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos, who first became friends while they were students at UC Davis. They share a long standing passion for Chenin Blanc and fondness for the more obscure grape varieties. After graduation, Chris went to work for Pine Ridge as Enologist, and Richard went to Bonny Doon as their distiller. Shortly after, their friendship was solidified over Chenin Blanc with the creation of their first wine "Pointe Blanc". Currently the Vinum Cellars team is working with over 10 grape varieties from Placer County Cabernet Franc to San Benito County Viognier. In addition to the Vinum Cellars partnership, they are employed as winemakers: Chris with Kathryn Kennedy Winery and Richard as a Napa winemaking consultant.