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Top Rated Chenin Blanc

Chenin blanc grapes

Also known as Pineau de la Loire, Chenin Blanc comes from the Loire Valley of France. Having the reputation of being a vigorous grape, it is the most widely cultivated varietal in South Africa, where it is called Steen. Used in the wine-making process of a variety of wines — from sparkling white wines to dessert wines — Chenin Blanc’s styles range from very dry to medium-sweet to intensely rich. The full-bodied wine has a fruity palate and a long finish, with orchard and citrus fruit, spring flower and earthy notes. Below are the best Chenin Blancs we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Bellingham
2006 The Maverick Chenin Blanc
Coastal Region, South Africa
14/20

$15

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Casa Nuestra
2007 Dry Chenin Blanc, Old Vines
Napa Valley, CA
14/20

$24

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Clarksburg Wine Company
2010 Chenin Blanc VS (Vouvray Style)
Clarksburg, CA
14/20

$24

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Raats
2011 Old Vine Chenin Blanc
Stellenbosch, South Africa
14/20

$25

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MAN Vintners
2007 Chenin Blanc
Coastal Region, South Africa
13.5/20

$8

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Terra d'Oro
2013 Chenin Blanc & Viognier
Clarksburg, CA
13.5/20

$16

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Baron Herzog
2011 Chenin Blanc
Clarksburg, CA
13/20

$8

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Ken Forrester
2012 Petit Chenin Blanc
Western Cape, South Africa
13/20

$12

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Rudera
2005 Chenin Blanc
Stellenbosch, South Africa
13/20

$18

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Simonsig
Chenin Blanc
Stellenbosch, South Africa
12.5/20

$10

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