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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Chenin Blanc, The Unsung Great White Grape
July 19, 2017



2013 Raats Chenin Blanc Old Vines; Aroma: Lightly floral very clean, peach; Mouth: Nice clean acid, Flinty and fleshy, thick not heavy, firm acid; Very Good - Excellent26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94

2015 Jaulin-Plaisantin Montlouis La Closerie Organic; Mouth: lightish, rounded good acidity, clean, nicely balanced acid drive, dry, finishes with vigorous very long acidity; Very Good Plus 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49

2014 Ch. de Brézé Saumur Blanc 'Clos David' Organic; Aroma: Clean fresh mineral; Mouth: Clean tight not tart acid, finely tight mineral, very long finish., nicely concentrated and fleshy; Very Good - Excellent 32; Mixed Case, 28.8; Case, 27.2 

2015 Domaine Pichot Vouvray Le Peu de la Moriette; Aroma: Fresh clean pretty fine acid; Mouth: Juicy nicely fresh pretty forward, very nice character especially for the money; Very Good Plus 17.99; Mixed Case, 16.19; Case, 15.29 

2015 Francois Pinon Vouvray Cuvee Les Trois Argiles; Aroma: Firm, clean dry, herbal,; Mouth: Juicy fresh clean, direct fruity, firm and well structured; Very Good Plus 24.99; Mixed Case, 22.49; Case, 21.24

2015 Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Clos de RougemontOrganic, Biodynamic; Color: light greenish hue; Aroma: light clean firm, rather fresh, lightly herbal strong minerality closed; Mouth: rich rather sweet dense, fleshy some fat, great minerality; Very Good - Excellent 24.99; Mixed Case, 22.49; Case, 21.24 


7-19 Chenin Blanc Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $268

Instore only 7-19 Chenin Blanc Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $142


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