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2009 Mayfield Cellars California Chenin Blanc

2009 Mayfield Cellars California Chenin Blanc

Medium-bodied and refreshing, this wine offers notes of rose petals, fresh apple, citrus and honey.

Varietal: Chenin Blanc Vintage: 2009
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About This Wine

Fried foods can be a real challenge when it comes to selecting a complementary wine.

Mayfield Cellars’ California Chenin Blanc to the rescue! This is a wine that embodies the two characteristics that are key to matching with fried foods: richness and abundant acidity. In most white wines, you get one trait or the other; in this white wine, you get both.

Bringing home KFC tonight? Throwing heart health to the wind and indulging in chicken fried steak? Planning to nosh on deep-fried shrimp or perhaps some breaded veggie appetizers? In all of these cases, Mayfield’s Chenin Blanc should be your go-to wine.

Grapes for this wine were procured from a handful of farmers who specialize in Chenin Blanc, and grow it in areas that provide the ideal environment for the variety. Careful handling in the cellar produced a wine that is the true to the variety in aroma, texture and flavor. Mayfield’s Chenin Blanc is fried food’s best friend.

About Chenin Blanc

Native of Loire valley in France. Grapes have high acidity and need plenty of sun to ripen. The foundations of great long-lived whites, such as Vouvray. In South Africa and California can give soft, fruity wines with notes of melon, peach and citrus.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:97% Chenin Blanc and 3% Other White Varieties
  • Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
  • Aromas & Flavors:Rose Petals, Fresh Apple, Citrus and a Hint of Honey
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2013
  • Food Pairing Suggestionchicken fried steak, fried chicken, or fried appetizers.

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6 Reviews

    Even though Chenin Blanc isn't one of my favorite varieties, this one is very satisfying. Lots of aroma, with nice sharp flavors, dry but not tart.

    7/12/2010 Erik Lofquist
    • Number of Ratings 1

    nice summer white. Rich yet light - substitute for chardonnay.

    8/05/2010 Roberta Williams
    • Rater Rank 1,906
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3

    Good summer wine.

    8/09/2010 Judith MacDonald
    • Rater Rank 854
    • Number of Ratings 10
    • Average 4.4

    Nice light, dry white with hints of citrus.

    6/01/2012 Scott Reich
    • Rater Rank 2
    • Number of Ratings 193
    • Average 3.86528497409


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