Wine of the Week: Beringer Chenin Blanc

by Kelli H. on July 20, 2012

Last week at CVS Beringer was on sale. I picked up two of their bottles for only $8! What a steal! I bought my favorite white merlot and also picked up this chenin blanc. I’d never tried a chenin blanc before, but since I was so happy with their white merlot, I thought I’d give it a shot.

This chenin blanc is bursting with a fruit aroma. Upon first sip, it’s slightly sweet with a taste of pear. It goes down completely smooth but leaves a bit of an alcohol taste in the mouth. I noticed when the wine warmed up a bit, the alcohol bite went away. It’s very light in color, with a barely pale yellow tint to offset the clearness.

I’d recommend this chenin blanc in the summer time. It’s not one I’d drink any other time. The flavor of the wine is pleasant, but I wasn’t really digging the alcohol lingering in my mouth. For $4 a bottle, I’m completely satisfied, but I’ll be interested in trying a different chenin blanc to see if I just wasn’t a huge fan of this one or of the grape in general.

I’m going to Beringer on Sunday for a wine tour and tasting with another couple and David. I couldn’t be more excited! I’m sure I’ll end up doing another Beringer Wine of the Week soon!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Alysia @ Slim Sanity July 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I’ve never had a chenin blanc either. I love finding wine on sale πŸ™‚ can’t beat it! So jealous of your Beringer wine tasting tour, have fun!


Sonia the Mexigarian July 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

The Beringer Chenin Blanc is a good wine to use as the base for a white sangria. It holds up on its own but brings out more flavor when soaked with the fruit for a while. πŸ™‚ And $4 a pop is a great price.

Enjoy the tour!!


Made in Sonoma July 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I did read that chenin blanc is great for blending, so that makes sense. White sangria made with this would totally be delicious — good thinking!


Anonymous July 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm

You can’t even buy white wine vinegar for $4 in Canada! (which maybe isn’t such a bad thing for me)


Stacie @ Snaps and Bits July 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Congratulations Kelli! I just awarded you with a burdensome blog award. MY rules are: If you want to do it, do it. If you don’t, don’t. It doesn’t matter to me (although don’t think I’m not totally interested in your answers). I just want you to know that I think you are awesome!

Glad you found an inexpensive wine you like!


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