By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2010 | Send Email
I love to see California wines that offer real value for the money, and this '08 Chenin Blanc here is one of them. The alcohol is a pleasingly low 12.5% and it is balanced and fresh, spending no time in oak. The nose delivers a cool, crunchy melon and citrus peel character. In the mouth it goes slightly tropical, with a lush feel underpinned by refreshing acidity, which comes to the fore on the finish. While just a hair off dry, this never seems overtly sweet. I believe this will prove itself to be a versatile white wine, cozying up with lots of different fare.