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Teddy Hall Chenin Blanc 2006

January 4, 2008

~$8US – 100% Chenin Blanc, South Africa

Very pale straw in the glass – almost clear. Really pleasant fresh aromas of pear and apple cider, with a little seaweed and rockiness that integrated nicely. Kind of ‘coastal’ feel in the mouth – like Oban or Clynelish whiskies with some saltiness, but the Chenin Blanc’s acidity really balanced the overall feel and kept it crisp. Creat complexity for an under-$10 wine. Where the Dry Creek brought an abundance of fruit to the table, the Teddy Hall had some fruit, but was overall more diverse with the rockiness and briney flavors and a cleaner, drier finish. Peaches and dried floral notes on the finish. A perfect weeknight white for lighter fare and seafood – it accented some of the subtler flavors in the pan-seared sea scallops we enjoyed with it. Solid.

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