White

2014 Sandlands Chenin Blanc California

Chenin Blanc

  • USA
  • California
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • MC2 Wines wrote:

    June 21, 2020 - Very crisp and refreshing. Paired with some more spice-oriented food and this did a nice job of softening those edges and rounding out. It's prob a bit rounder than what you see coming from Loire, but that strong acid and nice tartness has an old world feel to it. Drinking nicely.

  • dougie Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 17, 2020 - Improved since last time. Ready.

  • bound4er wrote: 89 points

    May 10, 2020 - Enjoyed this quote a bit. Not the most complex CB you'll find but bright citrus fruit wrapped around a strong core of acidity makes for an enjoyable table wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • CPSchoeff Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 8, 2020 - Similar notes to the one from June here. This is the first of the Chenin bottles from Sandlands that I have had that had this character, although I did not get much if any oak. Certainly got roundness and creamy, waxy texture, but no overt oak aromas or flavors.

    All bruised/overripe yellow apple and yellow plum, a bit of spice and honey. This had a bit lower acid than I have come to expect too. I had this wine before and recall a much more precise and higher acid wine. Seems that a year or two of rest do these well -- maybe this is just in a weird phase.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tubulus wrote:

    July 30, 2019 - Good acid but also picks up some nice roundness. The nose has a bit more of that wooly chenin thing going on than the palate, which is more peach with a bit of (I think) oak bitterness on the finish.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California North Coast Supplement (Aug 2016), 8/1/2016 (link)

    (Sandlands Chenin Blanc (california) California) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type White
  • Producer Sandlands
  • Varietal Chenin Blanc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (2%)
  • In Cellars 134 (35%)
  • Consumed 240 (63%)

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