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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2010
Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2010
(search item no. 115880)
screw cap wine

PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $9.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This unique blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier is vibrant flint color and really jumps out of the glass with pure tropical fruit including guava, passion fruit and mango with a hint of clove. On the palate this wine is generous in acidity due to the cool climate Chenin Blanc while the finish is rounded a bit from the juicy Viognier. The flavors are a mixture of Fuji apple, ripe pineapple and are balanced on a matrix of honey and jasmine and star anise which then fold into citrusy yumminess.

Blend: 85% Chenin Blanc and 15% Viognier

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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.