Firestone Walker Feral Vinifera - Component Two: Chenin Blanc


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Chenin Blanc grapes were harvested in September of 2013, pressed and the resulting juice co-fermented with a wheat based wort at a 50/50 ratio. After undergoing a second fermentation with our wild microflora and year-long maturation in French Oak barrels, this hybrid concoction exhibits aroma of honeydew melon, stone fruit, mango, slight vanilla and toasted oak, on top of a grainy cereal foundation and assertive acidity.

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brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 9, 2016
On tap @ Barrelworks. Straw colored beer with white foam. There’s a lot of funky grape, some sweetness, citrus, and floral tea. Kind of a mild oak presence here, which I’m fine with. As it sits/opens up, get a lot of tropical fruit and melon. Maybe even a light sweetness of peach and vanilla. Dry white wine finish and tons of fruit. Really nice.

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Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
29 May 2015, tap at FW Barrelworks. pe yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose really is a white grape wine and slightly tart. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Lightly tart, lots of dry, white wine. Very nice.

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Marheb (6247) - Montréal, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
(En fût chez Firestone Barrelworks): Citron, abricôt, carambole et un gras bretté léger dans un liquide principalement vineux. Une composante vraiment intéressante.

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GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
[ Tap ][ 4oz ][ FW Barrelworks ][ $2.50 ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.22.15 ]

>> Component 2: Chenin Blanc. Clear golden straw pour with wispy rings of white foam. Nose is incredible Riesling like white wine with grapefruit zest, pomelo, green plant, fresh pear. Taste is a little dusty, fairly salty, moving to lemonade, light sourness. Oak tannin balance. Refreshing overall with incredible aroma from these grapes.


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