2020 Pinot Blanc
Dave Nagengast, our VP of Winemaking, 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 elusive. Our 2020 Pinot Blanc is expressive, with fragrant aromas of green apple, quince and citrus. On the palate it is medium-bodied with a soft, round mouthfeel. The lingering finish has notes of caramel, vanilla and subtle sweet oak.