Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc/Viognier 2010

Chenin Blanc from California

Price: $11.99 $7.99
Save $4.00 (33%)
Item No. 115880
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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%.
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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

Learn About Vinum Cellars Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Other California

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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Learn About Chenin Blanc

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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