Chenin shines

Leo Steen Dry Creek Valley Saini Farms Chenin Blanc 2007
This wine was excellent in ’06 and even better this time around. There is the mineral nerve that we associate with Savennieres and the ripeness of fruit that we associate with California sunshine.  You can smell lime and tropical fruits and the the mouth is full of flavor.  There’s a deep concentration to the fruit and and the acidity provides the refreshing frame. Winemaker and proprietor Leo Hansen, a winemaker who understands the European fame of Chenin after a long background buying wine. Sourced from vines over 25 years old. P&B in Healdsburg, 13.8% $15.99 at Bottle Barn and $19.50 at the winery Leo Steen

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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