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2022 Pinot Blanc
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2022 Pinot Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Pinot Blanc
Appellation
Monterey
pH
3.38
Aging
100% French Oak, 48% new, 8 months
Bottling Date
Jun 17,2023
Alcohol %
13.8
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SKU: 22SVIPB7EMONNA2

Our VP 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. Why aren’t there more Pinot Blancs out there for such a cool, intriguing wine? 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. But hey, we’ve never let a challenge get in the way of our pursuit to make intriguing and unique wines.

Our 2022 Pinot Blanc is a rich and expressive wine, with fragrant aromas of yellow apple, ripe pear, and quince. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with a soft, round mouthfeel. The lingering finish has subtle notes of butterscotch with a kiss of vanilla.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2022
Varietal
Pinot Blanc
Appellation
Monterey
pH
3.38
Aging
100% French Oak, 48% new, 8 months
Bottling Date
Jun 17,2023
Alcohol %
13.8
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
The windy maritime climate of Monterey County is ideally situated for the cool-climate-loving Pinot Blanc. The cool afternoon breezes keep heat stress at bay, an absolute necessity for top-quality Pinot Blanc. The long growing season allows the fruit to reach optimum flavor development on the vine while maintaining crisp acidity.
Varietal Composition
100% Pinot Blanc
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-sorted and picked into half-ton bins. Upon delivery to the winery, the grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed to prevent oxidation and avoid extracting any harsh tannins. The juice was then racked clean into barrels for fermentation. A barrel fermentation warms up to a higher temperature than a stainless steel fermentation. This allows a greater extraction of oak tannins from the barrel, adding roundness and a fuller mouthfeel to the wine. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 8 months.
Cases Produced
237