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2013 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Chenin Blanc Swartland

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Secateurs Chenin Blanc, which comes from bush vines planted on granite slopes, has a pleasant, simple bouquet with dried lemon peel, a touch of marzipan and lime flower that is well-defined. The palate is well-balanced with a slight viscosity on the opening, but the feisty acidity then kicks in and lends the middle and finish satisfying tension and vibrancy. There is a pleasant bitter lemon twist on the aftertaste that drags you back for another sip. Great value - as always. Drink now. (NM)" (10/2013) Wine Spectator: "TOP VALUE! The 2013 offers yellow apple, gree ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2013 Cave de Saumur Saumur Blanc

Fifty-year-old, low-yielding vines planted in limestone soils are sourced for this 100% Chenin Blanc. Aromas of pear and apricot with honeyed nuance reverberate on the palate with a rounded and rich profile. Mineral notes drive the finish of this harmonious and aromatically expressive Loire blanc. (Eric Story, Loire Buyer) 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2011 La Craie Vouvray

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Vouvray La Craie (chalk in French) is a clear and crisp 100% Chenin blanc under screwcap with aromas of green apples and limes on the nose and a clear and juicy, slight creamy palate. The finish is somewhat rustic but this is a good, light to medium-bodied wine to be served with seafood at lunchtime. (SR)" (10/2014) Wine Spectator: "On the soft side, with ginger, piecrust, persimmon and apple notes, backed by a lightly earthy echo on the finish. (Web-2013)" K&L Notes: This is 100% Chenin Blanc from hillside parcels ranging from 15-25 years old just outside the actual village o... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Champalou "Cuvée des Fondraux" Vouvray

The Champalou family farms 22 acres in Vouvray, making the Cuvée des Fondraux from 45-year-old Chenin vines grown in the area's prized clay, limestone and flint soils. Like all of their wines, it is distinctive with incredible balance and energy... a true representation of the soil. A great value. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Sylvain Gaudron "La Butte du Trésor" Vouvray Sec

Established in 1890, the Domaine Sylvain Gaudron is now run by the third generation of the Gaudron family. It is comprised of 59 acres spread out over 50 little plots. The soils are limestone-clay on a sub-layer of tuffeau. This is an incredibly affordable Vouvray that belies its meager price, delivering honeycomb, jasmine and quince aromas. In the mouth it's explosive, with crisp apple, Mirabelle plum, minerals and honeysuckle flavors. Zesty acidity and a clean finish make a tight package, perfect for seafood, salads and your favorite curry. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2013 Damien Laureau "Les Petites Gorgées de Damien" Savennières (Elsewhere $27)

Savennières grows the Chenin Blanc grape, the wine is in short supply, and has been described as more "cerebral" than Vouvray. Pop that cork mindfully, and enjoy--this is from a solid producer better known for his "Les Genets" and "Le Bel Ouvrage" bottlings. (Eric Story, Loire Buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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Pierre et Catherine Breton "La Dilettante" Vouvray Brut

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright gold with a frothy mousse. Pear and white peach on the nose, with complicating floral and spice qualities and a hint of orange zest. At once fleshy and dry, offering tangy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and slow-building spiciness. The finish repeats the orange note and leaves a strong spicy quality behind. This impressively energetic sparkling wine packs a more precise punch than plenty of non-vintage Champagnes." (5/2010) Wine & Spirits: "Golden in color and in its toasted lees flavors, this wine freshens up with honey and crisp apple notes. A spicy sparkler to ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Le Rocher des Violettes "Touche-Mitaine" Montlouis Sur Loire

From the importer: "For a young man from the north of France, Xavier Weisskopf has an impressive track record in the world of wine. He went to school in Chablis, where his winemaking ambitions took flight and led to the wine school in Beaune. After earning a degree in viticulture and enology, he went to work for Château de Saint Cosme in Gigondas. It doesn't hurt that he cuts an impressive profile as a tall, handsome young man with the skills and the determination to make wines exactly as he sees fit. This determination, along with his love for the Cheni... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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2013 Botanica Chenin Blanc Western Cape New!
2013 Botanica Chenin Blanc Western Cape

Jancis Robinson: "Very pale gold. Real focus and lightly honeyed. Well mannered and relatively broad and mainstream but with an exciting coffee-bean note. Very long and rich. Lots to get your teeth into. Some sweetness. Flattering." (1/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Mary Delany Collection Chenin Blanc, which comes from 50-year-old vines picked at 1 ton per acre and sees half the crop matured in fourth-fill barrels for 12 months, has a light bouquet with citrus lemon and faint peony scents. The palate is nicely balanced, quite rounded in the mouth with good weight. The oak is deftly integra ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Champalou Vouvray Pétillant Brut

A petulant child might pout over dinner, refusing to eat and then throw a temper tantrum at bedtime, causing no end of anxiety, sleeplessness and stress to her parents. A Pétillant wine, however, is considerably nicer at mealtime, and drinking this beauty from the husband-and-wife team of Didier and Catherine Champalou could be your next new stress reliever! Floral on the nose, dry and clean as a whistle on the palate, this 100% chenin blanc sparkler is less austere and less effervescent than Champagne, but every bit as fun to drink and versatile with fo... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc

Jancis Robinson: "Very marked, uncompromising acidity. Bone-dry wine that needs a lot of time to unfurl. Smoky. Pungent." (11/2014)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Les Chancelieres Vouvray

This is a straightforward, refreshing version of Vouvray Chenin Blanc. With a gold color, this wine is dry and smooth. It displays very nice citrus and fruity notes like ripe peach and green pear as well as floral aromas such as sweet acacia. The wine is round and fruity, well-balanced and ends super fresh. A killer value in 100% Chenin Blanc. Picked from 45-year-old vines and then vinified in stainless and aged in tank for 2-3 months. Fantastic with fish dishes with an exotic flair and of course the typical meat and cheese starter plates. 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2013 Dry Creek Vineyards Clarksburg Chenin Blanc

Dry Creek Vineyards may be a classy operation, but they're not above crowing: "Perfectly balanced and harmonious from start to finish, our Chenin Blanc is quite possibly the value of the century for a white wine of this quality and character." And with reason. Grapes from the wide-ranging Clarksburg AVA, in California's Sacramento Valley, help to keep the price quite reasonable, while the location closer to the San Francisco Bay makes for a slightly cooler climate that Sacramento, nearby, helping to retain Chenin's famous acidity. Notes from the winery: ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2011 Pithon-Paille "Coteau des Treilles" Anjou Blanc

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Coteau des Treilles, whose vines were planted between 2000 and 2005, is a golden/brass colored Chenin with a rich and smoky/specky/spicy bouquet of dried apricots, quinces, sage, fennel, chamomile, tobacco, chalk, and some (dry) sherry Oloroso/Jura flavors. On the palate this is a pure, elegant, chalky and extremely salty, dry wine that seems quite austere (and almost too dry) at the moment but combines richness with purity in a real stunning way. The finish is quite complex and long, very salty and almost Krug-like. Drink 2014-2026. -S.R. ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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RP 94



2013 Kloof Street (Mullineux Family Wines) Chenin Blanc Swartland South Africa

The Kloof Street Chenin Blanc is sourced from three particularly fine vineyards in Swartland: one with 33 year old vines planted in the stony Shale and Schist soils of Riebeek Kasteel Mountain, and two vineyards of 40+ year old dry-farmed bush vines in the decomposed granite of Paardeberg Mountain. These vineyards render modest yields and the juice is fermented on their native yeast in a combination of stainless steel (85%) and neutral oak (15%). From the winery: "Pale straw in colour, this wine has a nose of sun ripened pears and wet granite. The palate... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Couly-Dutheil "Les Chanteaux" Chinon Blanc

This Chenin Blanc comes from the chalky soils of Saint Louand in the western part of the Chinon appellation. The color of yellow topaz, its nose is reminiscent of peeling an orange while sitting on wet rocks by the sea. Citrusy and minerally on the palate, this dry Chenin is crisp and fresh and persistent, and it is a natural with rich shellfish like langoustines or Santa Barbara spot prawns. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2013 Habit "Jurrassic Park Vineyard" Santa Ynez Chenin Blanc

Peruse any of the best wine lists in Los Angeles, and chances are you'll find something from up-and-comer Jeff Fischer's Habit wines. A "garagiste" winemaker, Jeff's wines can be found at Spago, Providence and AOC, among other top restaurants. "He's been able to achieve a balance in his wines in that they definitely speak to the area that they're from, but they're not overblown, fruity wines," Caroline Styne of AOC told the Los Angeles Times. The 495 cases of Habit Chenin Blanc comes from the Jurassic Park Vineyard, which boasts sandy loam soils perfet f... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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2013 Le Rocher des Violettes "Touche-Mitaine" Montlouis Sur Loire

From the importer: "For a young man from the north of France, Xavier Weisskopf has an impressive track record in the world of wine. He went to school in Chablis, where his winemaking ambitions took flight and led to the wine school in Beaune. After earning a degree in viticulture and enology, he went to work for Château de Saint Cosme in Gigondas. It doesn't hurt that he cuts an impressive profile as a tall, handsome young man with the skills and the determination to make wines exactly as he sees fit. This determination, along with his love for the Cheni... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2010 Château Pierre-Bise "Les Rouannières" Coteaux du Layon-Beaulieu (500ml)

Les Rouannières, perhaps the finest, firmest, slowest-to-evolve and longest-lasting of all Papin's moelleux, is from very meagre, superficial soil whose base is the volcanic rock spilite. The soil is so superficial it cannot be plowed: it would erode and disappear. So instead, the Papins plant grass, which serves to keep the soil from eroding, competes with the vine thus keeping yields low and provoking the vine to send its roots down into the bedrock, and, when it is turned, mulches the soil with organic matter. The effect of proximity to the Layon, the... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 François Chidaine "Clos Habert " Montlouis Sur Loire (Demi-Sec)

François Chidaine is a biodynamic producer in the Loire Valley specializing in Chenin Blanc. From the importer: "From a parcel located at the top of the appellation, just on the line where the Silex (flint) gives way to broken chalk and clay. 60-90 year old vines have roots that plunge deep into the limestone bedrock bringing up nutrients that are unique to this site. Always vinified in a demi-sec style, Clos Habert is probably Chidaine's most prestigious site. The wine shows notes of honey, lichee and citrus in the nose which lead into a wine which, alt... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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2011 Pithon-Paille "4 Vents" Coteaux du Layon (375ml)

In 2008, the famed Loire Valley vigneron Jo Pithon, his wife Isabelle, Isabelle's son Joseph Paillé and his wife Wendy, joined together to start Pithon-Paillé--a négociant not unlike those in the Rhône Valley or Burgundy. This botrytis-affected Chenon Blanc comes from 20- to 30-year-old vineyards in four villages at the center of the Layon Valley. Intense scents and flavors of pears and quince, this vibrant, earthy wine goes wonderfully with funky cheeses. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2008 Pascal Laffourcade "Clos Royauté" Savennières (Previously $20)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This dry, crisp, medium-bodied, light straw-colored 100% Chenin Blanc offers up aromas of flowers, white currants, lemon zest, and a hint of melons accompanied by an unmistakable minerality. Drink it over the next 1-2 years." (8/2010)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2011 Bertin-Delatte L'Echalier Chenin Vin de France

Certified made from organically grown grapes, from a small winery run by Nicolas Bertin & Geneviève Delatte, who aim to practice minimal input, "natural" winemaking. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Domaine Richou "La Bigottiere" Savennières

A dry Chenin, with mineral notes. "Founded in 1920, Domaine Richou is a modest place off a country road deep in the Anjou Noire, so called because of the preponderance of schists in the geological makeup of this section (the strata of schists passes under the Loire, running southeast to geologically connect the Savennières appellation to the Aubance watershed)," the importer of this wine notes. "The domaine acquired a three acre parcel in Savennières in late 2010, on the plateau just behind the Roche aux Moines vineyard. Replanted in 2008, this parcel pr... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2013 Pascal Janvier Jasnières

Vigneron by way of butcher, Pascal Janvier is one of those souls destined to make wine, despite himself. Fortunately, he wisened up at age thirty and yielded to his inevitable fate. Today, Pascal and his wife Dominique farm a total of nine hectares in the department of the Sarthe in the Val du Loir, a tiny, stony hillside along the Loir River (a tributary of the Loire River), north of Vouvray that is also the most northerly--and coldest--of the regions of the Loire. The Janviers almost single-handedly brought back the appellation of Jasnieres from extinc... Read More » 


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2013 Pierre et Catherine Breton "La Dilettante" Vouvray Sec

The Bretons have been farming their eleven hectares biodynamically since 1994. Pierre is the primary cellar master, but the wines under the "Dilettante" label are the pet projects of Catherine. This Vouvray sec is grown on 40 year-old vines, and treated with exquisite care: hand harvested, native yeast, low sulfur, low yields. From the winery: "Dry white wine, fresh and ripe from a ground of clay with flints. The happy medium of the minerality of the terroir, the acidity of the wine and the grape's ripeness." 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Leo Steen Dry Creek Valley Chenin Blanc

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It’s a shame more Chenin Blanc is not planted in California, but this 2013 Chenin Blanc from Saini Farms in Dry Creek admirably displays the drier side of Chenin. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in neutral oak for four months, it reveals the attractive melony, subtle tropical and flowery side of Chenin Blanc accompanied by crisp, fresh, mid-weight flavors, and a pure, zesty finish. Enjoy it over the next year." (6/2014)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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2013 Pascal Janvier Coteaux du Loir Blanc

Are you "over" over-alcoholic, over-priced, over-oaked wines? Then you must get to know the wines of Pascal Janvier. His Coteaux du Loir Blanc is 100% Chenin Blanc, from 15 year-old vines planted to predominantly clay soils. It is crisp and vivacious, with lots of fruit upfront and a fleshy core that leads to a long mineral-kissed finish. 


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2011 Domaine du Viking "Tendre" Vouvray (Previously $23) Back In Stock!
2011 Domaine du Viking "Tendre" Vouvray (Previously $23)

With just a touch of sweetness on the entry, Domaine du Viking's "Tendre" is impeccably balanced; showing round fruit up front, but sliding into the classic minerality and earthy finish that makes Vouvray the home of the world's finest Chenin Blanc. All hand harvested, sorted, de-stemmed, crushed and fermented in a tiny cellar located at the northern end of Vouvray. This is very nice offering for anyone looking for vintage Vouvray that is neither overly sweet, nor bone dry. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Château de Brézé Clos David Saumur Blanc

Antonio Galloni: "Bright yellow. Peach and nectarine on the nose. The palate offers nicely firm citrus flavors paired with a slightly honeyed sweetness. Sappy and juicy, finishing with pleasing persistence. This Chenin Blanc is actually from the Clos du Midi, but that is not mentioned on the label. (JP)" (12/2014) K&L Notes: Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé r... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2010 Huet "Cuvée Huet" Vouvray Petillant Sec Back In Stock!
2010 Huet "Cuvée Huet" Vouvray Petillant Sec

Maison Huet has been a leading force in the Vouvray appellation for quite sometime now, and today is regarded as one of the premier producers of Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley, if not the world. Founded in 1928, the estate now covers 35 hectares, which are divided up between three properties - Le Mont, Le Haut-Lieu and Le Clos du Bourg - all that have been farmed biodynamically since 1990. These wines are stunning and are worth being in your cellar. In addition to its famous vineyard-designated wines, Huet also produces this delightful sparkling Pétill... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 M&S Bouchet Blanc de Chenin

Matthieu and Sylvanie Bouchet took over Matthieu's family domaine in 1990, building on his father's legacy for biodynamic growing and harmonious wines. Their 100-year-old vines are planted in clay and limestone soils and are harvested manually, fermented in cononical oak tanks and aged for a year in 10-year-old oak barrels. Full-bodied, with rich flavors, good minerality and wet stone. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant (Savennières)

Coulée de Serrant is a small AOC located within Savennières and is only about 17 acres in size. Originally planted by Cistercian monks back in 1130 the average vine age is between 35-40 years of age with the oldest being around 80 years old. The dense red schist soils give this wine its renowned concentration, structure and power. The winery converted over to biodynamic farming back in 1980, before it was so hip, and they are committed to bottling a natural "wine-of-place". This is one of the most powerful wines of the world. Cellar for 10+ years or deca... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $94.99 Add To Cart





2005 Huët Le Clos de Bourg Vouvray Demi-Sec Back In Stock!
2005 Huët Le Clos de Bourg Vouvray Demi-Sec

93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2007* Shows very flattering ginger and peach aromas, but tightens up quickly on the palate thanks to its nervy acidity, which keeps the quince, persimmon and marzipan notes in reserve. Superlong finish. Best from 2008 through 2018." (3/2007)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg offers fresh orange, quince, and grapefruit zest on the nose, a fine, bitter-sweet inner-mouth florality, and concentration of quince, honey, toasted almond, and citrus, with strongly chalky, stony mineral underpinnings. A glossy, polished feel accentuates the s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco