Dry Creek Vineyard Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Third of the blind white wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for whites was Chardonnay vs Chenin Blanc. Thanks Claude and Carrie. Very light pale yellow. A touch sweet on the nose with lots of acidic fruits like lemon, limes, and even a bit of green grapetiser. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and super light and fresh on the palate. Minimal if any oak, do not think there is any though. Lots of stone fruits, and green apples. Light bodied and medium finish. Drink till 2019.

Third of the blind white wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for whites was Chardonnay vs Chenin Blanc. Thanks Claude and Carrie. Very light pale yellow. A touch sweet on the nose with lots of acidic fruits like lemon, limes, and even a bit of green grapetiser. Medium acidity (6.5/10) and super light and fresh on the palate. Minimal if any oak, do not think there is any though. Lots of stone fruits, and green apples. Light bodied and medium finish. Drink till 2019.

8.8

Brian Ager

A fresh and vibrant, 100% Chenin Blanc, that starts with aromas of white peach and pear with a tinge of creaminess. The pallate adds in citrus flavors of pomelo and lemon peel. Well balanced acidity and just a hint of honey helps round out a great wine. Paired deliciously with pan seared scallops accompanied with shallots and heirloom tomatoes. ($10) [11/29/2017]

A fresh and vibrant, 100% Chenin Blanc, that starts with aromas of white peach and pear with a tinge of creaminess. The pallate adds in citrus flavors of pomelo and lemon peel. Well balanced acidity and just a hint of honey helps round out a great wine. Paired deliciously with pan seared scallops accompanied with shallots and heirloom tomatoes. ($10) [11/29/2017]

8.9

Jo Florradikal Delectable Pro

very very floral and light, some residual sugar, white flowers, well balanced sugar acid for domestic #chenninblanc #clarksburg

very very floral and light, some residual sugar, white flowers, well balanced sugar acid for domestic #chenninblanc #clarksburg

8.4

Donald Williams

Nice dry white. Good for drinking, great for cooking.

Nice dry white. Good for drinking, great for cooking.

9.0

Spinning_spins

Light gold in color, with green apple and crushed oyster shell on the nose, with tropical fruit, jasmine, and honey notes. Similar on the palate, with additional lychee and herbal characteristics. Mouthwatering acidity, medium-bodied, good finish, and a really good value.

Light gold in color, with green apple and crushed oyster shell on the nose, with tropical fruit, jasmine, and honey notes. Similar on the palate, with additional lychee and herbal characteristics. Mouthwatering acidity, medium-bodied, good finish, and a really good value.

9.0

joy horn

Bought at Pine Orchard, 12/17, $12. Very peachy in flavor, lots of melon also. Liked the dryness, but not so much the flavor.

Bought at Pine Orchard, 12/17, $12. Very peachy in flavor, lots of melon also. Liked the dryness, but not so much the flavor.

8.6

Luke Madaus

Sweeter than I expected for a "dry" chenin blanc. Very tasty with fish.

Sweeter than I expected for a "dry" chenin blanc. Very tasty with fish.

8.7

Jason Gaffner

Not much going on here but nothing offensive either

Not much going on here but nothing offensive either

8.5

Michael Herbst

Bring the, crisp and clean, hints of grapefruit. Love this wine.

Bring the, crisp and clean, hints of grapefruit. Love this wine.

9.0

Ryan Sims

Pleaser every time. 2016 is showing a bit of Chenin funk I've not gotten from Dry Creek before. Dig it.

Pleaser every time. 2016 is showing a bit of Chenin funk I've not gotten from Dry Creek before. Dig it.

8.6

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

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