This Pinot Blanc has wonderful aromas of graham cracker, ripe red apple and pear. Apple pie flavor with medium acidity make this wine full of richness but with a smooth balanced finish.
Wine Color: White
Varietals: 100% Pinot Blanc
Appellation: 100% Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Acid: 0.69 g/100ml
Residual Sugar: 0.03% RS
The Arroyo Seco region, with its maritime breezes that blanket the vineyards, has a perfect climate for this Pinot Blanc variety. 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.
Barrel fermentation began immediately after being pressed and pumped to barrel.
Upon completion of primary fermentation, the wine was racked and immediately returned to barrel. In total, the wine was aged for 13 months prior to bottling.