Vinum Cellars Clarksburg Chenin Blanc CNW 2005
The “CNW” on the label stands for “Chard No Way” … hmm, what’s the winery trying to tell us?
Here is an ideal “out of the box” idea for the Thanksgiving table — a Chenin Blanc! And Vinum is winery in Clarksburg, California, so it fits in with the American theme of the holiday.
Bright, open nose of fresh ripe white peach, pear, melon. Deliciously bright fruit on the palate as well, dominated by apple, pear, peach, and honeydew melon. A touch of stony mineral adds a nice complexity. Very clean. Texture is smooth. Acidity is low. This is a fine sipper on its own, and a fantastic match for the Thanksgiving meal. Its bright flavors and low acidity match well with just about everything on the table â€“ the lean turkey, stuffing, pearl onions, and veggies. Guess what? This wine also pairs nicely with asparagus â€“ how about that? Also good as an aperitif, or match it with similarly lean dishes, or spicy foods (Asian and Indian, for example).
a-8 t-8 b-8 fc-8 v-8 ~ 90 Points