Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2009

Chenin Blanc from California

Price: $14.99
Item No. 109671
  • WE89
Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Brilliantly dry and acidic, an Old World-style wine whose price shouldn’t mis- lead you. This is a serious food wine, dry and minerally, with lemon and lime flavors. Best Buy."
89 Points

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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...

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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