2013 Pinot Blanc
Director of Winemaking Dave Nagengast describes Pinot Blanc as “the white wine for red wine drinkers”. With more weight than most other white varietals, it is opulent, round and creamy, yet finishes with a bright acidity. For such a cool, intriguing wine, why aren’t there more Pinot Blancs out there? For starters, it’s persnickety in the vineyard and low-yielding. It’s the genetic cousin of Pinot Gris, which is a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir, which is quite a capricious varietal. In a world of Chardonnays and Pinot Grigios, Pinot Blanc is the phantom wine, hard to find and truly a niche wine. Our 2013 Pinot Blanc overflows with pear and melon flavors, alongside lemon and mandarin orange characteristics. A full mouthfeel and a lingering, elegant finish of vanilla and caramel make this a superb wine to enhance your table. Pair it with shrimp scampi, grilled scallops, or pasta in a lemon or butter sauce for a sublime match.