91 pts Wine Advocate March 2020
On the nose of the 2019 Original Chenin Blanc, peach skin, pineapple and honeysuckle all pop out of the glass with precision, followed by wet stone and fresh lemon pith. There is no oak to speak of on the palate. The medium-bodied wine shows its freshness in the mouth along with additional flavors of banana peel and pear slices across the mid-palate. It’s a beautiful wine that shows precision, mineral tension and fresh fruit flavors, ending with a lingering finish that delivers pleasure to the drinker. This wine is delicious and is also a great value. Bravo!
89 pts Vinous April 2021
The 2019 Chenin Blanc Original, from decomposed granite and sandstone soils, is taut and fresh on the nose, and quite focused and poised; touches of hazelnut and walnut and a light smokiness emerge with time. The well-balanced palate features orange peel and marmalade. A hint of crème brulée develops toward the finish, which has a pleasant bitter edge. Fine.
The wine has a distinctive yellow apple, kiwi fruit and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes. The wine is thus bursting with fresh fruit flavours. The wine has a zesty citrus flavour linger on the palate, with a long mineral finish.