Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2009

Date of Tasting: 27 April 2013
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Viognier
Alcohol: 11.8%
Origin: California, USA
Appellation: Napa Valley
Expect to Pay: ~ THB600 - 1,000 (retail price in Thailand)
Web: and
Chubby Score: 91/100
Value for money: 8/10
Professional Rating: WA - 90/100, CT - 88/100

Appearance: lemony yellow
Aroma: fragrant citrus blossom and white floral with peach and pineapple notes
Palate: aromatic fruity and refreshing mouth feel with layers of clean acidity like lemon, grapefruit, apricot, pear, crisp and lusciously off-dry honey-like, good flow of spices 

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier offers really good value for money fresh white wine. A fabulously blend bottle that is perfect for summer time. I had a few bottles of this 2009 and all bottles were in par. However, if you happen to have a few of this wonderful wine in stock, you may consider to consume them within a year as its charm starts to fade away. Raise your glass now.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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