This Pinot Blanc has bright aromas and flavors of lime, fig and apple, complemented by lemon and floral notes. With balanced acidity and a rich, full body, this wine has a smooth, yet bright, finish.
Wine Color: White
Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
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 Eastern European and neutral oak.
The wine was aged for 7 months in Eastern European and neutral oak barrels prior to bottling.