Division Winemaking Company Division Villages L'Isle Verte Washington Chenin Blanc 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Erik Nordman

Whoa, this is some pretty impressive domestic Chenin! Probably the first one I've had from the US that was really to my tastes. Great classic Chenin-y honeyed richness. Honestly not too dissimilar from a decent Savennieres but it doesn't feel like it's trying to *be* Loire Chenin either. Pours a pale to medium (-) gold hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe, slightly bruised peach and green apple, an almost smoky crushed stone minerality, waxy honeycomb, savory leesiness, and wet wool. On the palate, again there's (slightly less) ripe and slightly bruised peach and green apple, with this addition of a slight preserved lime edge. More minerality, waxy honeycomb, and savory leesiness round out the midpalate and finish. Medium (+) to high acidity, medium (-) body with supple, slightly oily texture, pretty much dry but with maybe the slightest bit of balancing RS? It's almost hard to tell if it's even there because it's so subtle. Medium (+) alcohol that comes across a little hot but not too distractingly so. Some pretty enjoyable stuff here.

Whoa, this is some pretty impressive domestic Chenin! Probably the first one I've had from the US that was really to my tastes. Great classic Chenin-y honeyed richness. Honestly not too dissimilar from a decent Savennieres but it doesn't feel like it's trying to *be* Loire Chenin either. Pours a pale to medium (-) gold hue. Medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe, slightly bruised peach and green apple, an almost smoky crushed stone minerality, waxy honeycomb, savory leesiness, and wet wool. On the palate, again there's (slightly less) ripe and slightly bruised peach and green apple, with this addition of a slight preserved lime edge. More minerality, waxy honeycomb, and savory leesiness round out the midpalate and finish. Medium (+) to high acidity, medium (-) body with supple, slightly oily texture, pretty much dry but with maybe the slightest bit of balancing RS? It's almost hard to tell if it's even there because it's so subtle. Medium (+) alcohol that comes across a little hot but not too distractingly so. Some pretty enjoyable stuff here.

9.1

Location

  • 1743 1st Avenue
    New York, NY 10128

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    Sunday: 12pm-9pm