Review: 2020 Essay Chenin Blanc
“Essay” is a play on words, as “S.A.” is the abbreviation for South Africa. Hey, this isn’t $200 humor, this is $9 humor.
This Chenin Blanc adds in 14% Viognier and 12% Roussanne, giving the finished product a bold character that offers notes of peaches, apricots, and a silky layer of vanilla cream. Lemon and some grapefruit give the finish a pop of acidity — although the whole thing comes together slightly haphazardly. (On the other hand, this is hardly a major investment.)
B+ / $9 / vineyardbrands.com