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2016 Cloudcrest Clarksburg Chenin Blanc

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This refreshing wine showcases notes of quince, green apple, lemon-lime, watermelon and minerals.

Varietal: Chenin Blanc Vintage: 2016
Brand: Cloudcrest
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About This Wine

Chenin Blanc is among the most diverse of all grape varieties.

Depending upon where it is grown and the preference of the vintner, Chenin Blanc grapes can be made into a completely dry table wine, a very sweet dessert wine, and even a sparkling wine. In warm climates, Chenin Blanc can mimic Chardonnay in style, whereas in cooler climes, it can take on some characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc.

Around the world, certain regions have been identified as ideal for growing Chenin Blanc. These include the Loire appellation of France, the Stellenbosch area of South Africa, and the Clarksburg area of California. Clarksburg provides the fruit for the Chenin Blanc of Cloudcrest, which winemaker Joe Otos transforms into a wine that splits two styles.

The 2016 vintage is almost completely dry, but it finishes with just a hint of sweetness. That quality is what makes it a perfect companion to sweet-and-sour Asian dishes.

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:Chenin Blanc
  • Grape Source:Clarksburg Growing Region of California
  • Aromas & Flavors:Quince, Green Apple, Lemon-Lime, Watermelon and a Hint of Minerals
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2020
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:sweet-and-sour Asian dishes, or a rich, cream-based chicken dish.

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16 Ratings


    • Rating: 3

    I might buy again but was a tad sour.

    8/22/2018 Ann H.
    • Flagstaff, AZ
    • Rater Rank 286
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 2.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3

    crisp and delicious, with a strong citrus flavor

    7/14/2018 Bunny C.
    • Vallejo, CA
    • Rater Rank 185
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3

    Best I’ve had in a long time

    7/08/2018 Jan L.
    • Honolulu, HI
    • Rater Rank 13
    • Number of Ratings 47
    • Average 4.1
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


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