Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Vinum Cellars White Elephant 2014 White Wine

When one takes their first whiff of a wine and says: "Nice!" You know it's propitious.

Vinum Cellars White Elephant 2014 White Wine, $17.99-$19.99, 90 points, poured a pale brass color with a slight green tint.
Smells of pome blossoms, apple, honeysuckle, soft vanilla, and faint caramel notes were enticing.
Ironically, with no inclusion of Chardonnay, it was very much reminiscent of one, but considerably lighter with more acidity, and the influence of French oak fermentation clinched the comparison.
Flavors mirrored the aromas, but nothing over-the-top.
Finished long and powerful on white pepper, ginger, the trailing palate, and a warming 13.9% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my marinated broiled Mako shark steak.
Varietals were 58% Chenin Blanc, 32% Viognier, and 10% Roussanne.
I bought this white wine at The Whole Foods of Bedford.


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  1. Just had the Vinum Chenin blanc and it was very nice...will have to try this one.

    1. That's great to hear! If you love the Chenin then you're really enjoy the White Elephant.

    2. VG: I didn't lead you astray?

      VC: Vinogirl's reviews are intriguing and well written; I always wait for them with 'bated breath'.