2012 Small Lot Pinot Blanc
This Pinot Blanc has bright aromas and flavors of citrus and pear, complemented by lemon and floral notes. With balanced acidity and a rich, full body, this wine has a smooth, yet bright, finish.
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 Pinot Blanc and Viognier were fermented instainless stell tanks. The Chardonnay was fermented in French and neutral barrels.
The wine was aged for 8 months sur lie in neutral French oak barrels prior to bottling.