Category Archives: chenin blanc

Tasting Note: 2009 Old Vines Chenin Blanc, Road 13 Vineyards, Okanagan Valley VQA

Road 13 Vineyards, at the southern end of the Okanagan Valley, has certainly won notice for the remarkable blends that Michael Bartier, the estate’s winemaker until last January, put together seamlessly from sometimes improbable combinations of varieties. Whether it’s the Stemwinder white (chardonnay, chardonnay musqué and sauvignon blanc) or the Rockpile red (60% syrah, 19% [...]
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Tasting Note: Paumanok Chenin Blanc 2009, Long Island

Paumanok Vineyards was one of the really great places that I had the chance of discovering in Long Island, last year, when I attended Tastecamp East, a gathering of bloggers organized by Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report. Not only were there excellent wines to be tasted, but the Massouds, the family who [...]
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Tasting note: Savennières Les Genêts 2004, Damien Laureau

Chenin blanc is a varietal I love every time I taste, but which, for some reason, I haven’t made a regular part of my wine-buying and tasting. As I tasted Les Genêts 2004, a Savennières from Domaine Laureau, made by rising star Damien Laureau, I told myself that I really had to change that. The wine [...]
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