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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2011
Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2011
(search item no. 118001)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $11.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

This noble Chenin Blanc blend is pale in color, yet exhibits all of the classic Chenin Blanc attributes: high natural acidity, pretty apricot nectar and clove scents throughout. This intense cuvee is almost perfumed and exquisitely concentrated. The palate is juicy with generous undertones borrowed from the small addition of Viognier which express itself as: peach and apricot nectar, jasmine and clover honey.

This is a refreshing summer wine which suits a wide variety of food: Thai with earth and slightly spicy emerald curries and pad thai dishes, wild Salmon, Cuttlefish or Day Boat Scallops with basil mashed potatoes and curried cauliflower. Our favorite deck, patio and hot tub sipper.

Blend: 85% Chenin Blanc, 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.