This Pinot Blanc has wonderful aromas and flavors of citrus and honey, with hints of vanilla cream, cinnamon and floral, grassy notes. With medium acidity and hints of sweet and tart, this wine has a smooth, balanced finish.
Wine Color: White
Varietals: 100% Pinot Blanc
Appellation: 91% Arroyo Seco, Monterey, 9% Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Residual Sugar: Dry
The Arroyo Seco region, with its maritime breezes that blanket the vineyards, has a perfect climate for Pinot Blanc. Arroyo Seco is a sub-appellation within the Monterey AVA, with topography that begins in the west as a steep, narrow canyon and widens in the east as it nears the edge of the Salinas Valley floor. Pinot Blanc is a close relative of Pinot Noir with similar tight clusters, but it is much less fickle than its red cousin.
The wine was barrel-fermented in neutral oak.
The wine was aged for 9 months in neutral oak barrels prior to bottling.