Vinum Cellars 2004 "CNW Chard-No-Way" Wilson Vineyards Clarksburg Chenin Blanc ($10.99)
This very clear, pale straw color wine shows good, characterisic Chenin aromas of honeydew melon with a hint of peach. Bright, fresh and pure flavors follow the nose, rather full-bodied and dry or nearly so, with snappy, mouth-watering acidity to give it structure, and just a hint of peach-pit bitterness in the finish. On the simple side, lacking the stony minerality that distinguishes Loire Chenin Blanc, but the exceptionally clean and pure presence of fruit makes it a winner. US Importer: (Oct 20, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: Very well suited indeed against the delicate, herbal flavors of chicken with a light tarragon cream sauce.



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