Lot 353 | 2011 France

Chenin Blanc

Lot 353 is layered with notes of granite, lime flower, and honeycomb.

$14.00

(5 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 353 2011 Saint Péray Blanc

Lot 353 | 2011 France

Chenin Blanc

$14.00

(5 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Fresh melon and acacia round out the harmonious palate. Wow.

  • Vintage
  • 2011
  • Appellation
  • France
  • Grape
  • Marsanne 100%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 12.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 300
  • Drink/hold
  • Now and through 2019
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

I like to think that what makes CH Wine unique is our ability to offer you the world of wine at terrific prices and this wine underscores that equation. For the 2011 European harvest, we made the commitment to visit the Rhone region early in January, secure the best Lots shortly after fermentation, and handle the barrel program with one of our partners in the region.

This wine comes to us from Saint Peray, just at the southern tip of the Northern Rhone Valley, where only a total of 130 acres of grapes are planted, primarily to Marsanne. Sourced from one of France’s greatest wine negociants, the 2010 bottling of this wine scored 91 and 92 points from both Robert Parker and Steve Tanzer. Lot 353 is capable of serious longevity in your cellar (10 years or more) but I encourage you to enjoy it young and fresh and watch its evolution. 300 cases produced.

Reviews

5 Reviews Total

NoazDad

Verified Purchase

This is a gorgeous wine... Drinking this in July '13, so maybe it's added some weight since that negative review... I'm getting a beautiful nose of tropical fruits and honeysuckle. Nice acidity with a splash of lemon curd and sweet cream on the palate. For people looking for an alternative to the same old Chard, SB, Pinot Grigio, give this a try! I need to jump on some more of this while its still in stock!

Michael

Verified Purchase

Drinking this wine takes me back to a work assignment I had in Lyon back in 2011. Condrieu was all the buzz and tasting was believing. However, think of this St. Peray Blanc as a "poor man's Condrieu." On second thought, for $14 (vs. $50+ for a decent Condrieu) you'll be the wiser for choosing Lot 353.
Classic full mouthfeel and a hint of sweetness marks this white Rhone. A subtle yet crisp acidity gives this an interesting bite that broadens the food pairing options.
A wonderfully nuanced and floral wine...c'est magnifique!

Marianne M, San Francisco CA

Vibrant color. Bright citrus and oaky nose. A bit sweet with an acidic finish. A soft ripe cheese paired well, helped to balance acidity.

James from Washington, DC

A nice wine, but the taste (initially) does not meet the expecations from Cameron's descriptions. Very dry, almost to the point of bitterness. There are some floral notes on the nose, but really very subdued. This is a decent wine--and not a bad buy--but somehow I'm missing the magic the the descriptions promised. I will keep tasting and still am optimistic, but am not sold yet.

Dick from Atlanta Ga

For several years, I have abstained from buying anything French (with the exception of tires, as my wife reminds me!) That was a mistake, Lot 353, with it's beautiful color and exquisite taste shows me what I have missed. Viva La France! Get this one before its gone