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2011 Hestia Cellars Chenin Blanc – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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Chenin Blanc seems to get quite lost amongst white wine lovers and that’s unfortunate. It can be made in a very nice dry or off-dry style and proves itself time and time again to be rather food-friendly. This bottling from Hestia Cellars does an admirable of showcasing how good this varietal is from the great State of Washington.

  • Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington State
  • Varietals: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Vineyard: Hahn Hill Vineyard
  • Price: $16

Nose: A very clean-smelling Chenin Blanc that exhibits really nice aromas of kiwi, mango, key-lime and some nice minerality.

Taste: Tastes as clean as it smells with all of that nice tropical fruit and minerality goodness coming through on the palate. Love the dry character to this wine and its ability to pair well with food.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%