Beringer Vineyards Chenin Blanc Saint Helena 2007
Gentle handling and careful attention is given to the Chenin Blanc grapes from the vine to the glass. To retain the delicate varietal flavors of crisp citrus, melon, and spicy ginger, Beringer's winemakers chill the juices immediately following crush and continue to closely monitor the temperature throughout fermentation. Just before dryness, they cool the juices even further to halt fermentation and retain a smooth, lush mouthfeel and lingering finish.
Very light colored and bodied wine, fairly sweet and would be a good substitute for a Reisling in German cuisine or just sitting outside. This is a good wine to serve for people who have just started enjoying wine.
Very non-descript Chenin Blanc. Strong alcohol aftertaste. Not bad, but very plain.
Very sweet like a gv or reisling, but a little heavier then the other varietals. We've never seen a $4 gv, so this full 12.5% chenin blanc is well worth the $4.99 price point. Based on the price, will buy again (after chilling for an extensive period).
Sweet, fruity, but not cloying. Was good with light seafood pasta; would also be good on its own. For less than $10 (closer to $5), it's a great bargain.