Pinot Blanc


Name of varietal: Pinot Blanc
Common synonyms: Weissburgunder, Klevner, Feher Burgundi, Pinot Bianco, Rulandske Bile, Rulandske biele, Blanc Vrai
Parentage of the grape: genetic mutation of Pinot Noir
History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some sources as far back as the 1st century. For a long time, little distinction was made between it and Chardonnay, however a number of vintners who knew what they were doing began producing it as a varietal release. It eventually came to prominence in the Alsace region, where it is one of the four most common grapes grown there. It made its way across Europe and to other parts of the world from there and is now a popular grape in cooler climate regions where it is most able to thrive. 
Characteristics of the grape: light to medium-bodied, acidic, grapefruit rind, peach, apricot, canteloupe, honeysuckle, white pepper
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  • Chalone Vineyard Pinot Blanc Monterey 1991


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    Wine review by docclabo

  • Chalone Vineyard Pinot Blanc Chalone 2004


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  • like the Sat tasting is 150 wineries/ over 1000 wines plus food.  I am gonna try to make this one if a) I can get a room and b) friend or hubby can come.Looks GREAT- especially since I love the area. Read More

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  • Hey everyone!I am heading to Foster City in late October or early November for work, I'm asking to extend my return ticket from friday to sunday, and only have a little time to play.  I want to be able to go to wineries, do a public and guided tour, and just be able to enjoy myself for the litte time that I get to myself there. I will be most li... Read More

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  • Schug Pinot Noir Blanc de Noirs Carneros 2005


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    Wine review by calculusentropy

  • Magnificent Wine Company White Blend Columbia Valley House Wine 2007


    I bought this because I love reds and the label was striking. Paid under $10. I was shocked at the taste of this Walla Walla Washington red. Fruity, earthy, a bit spicy and a wonderful finish with tannins to tickle your gums. Cannot believe this is priced so low. Well, I'm off to purchase a few more bottles.Lefty- The Great Pacific Northwest Read More

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  • While Sonoma is well known for red wines -- just think of all the Dry Creek Zinfandels, Alexander Valley Cabernets, and Russian River Pinots that we’ve fallen in love with -- it’s now time to give Sonoma’s whites their due! Sonoma’s complex mix of geography, geology, and winemaking styles has allowed almost all white varieties to find a home in ... Read More

    From the article Great Whites of Sonoma

  • What are the "must-have-wines" when you visit a wine bar?  Or just stuff you'd really like to see. This can become tricky with "by-the-glass" stuff, because I imagine people can become quite cautious with a glass of wine above the $12 figure. Any insights?? Read More

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  • Hello All!I'm putting a menu together for a wine pairing and wonder if anyone can recommend a white in the $25 range that pairs well with mushrooms stuffed with foie gras, they will be served alongside a carmelized onion bread pudding, so I guess I need a pretty significant white to stand up to that.  I would even consider a red if there is a be... Read More

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  • Day 2 at the 2010 International Pinot Noir Celebration began with another ... ... Gris    2008 Pinot Blanc    2008 Torii Mor Deux Verre Reserve Pinot Noir    2008 Hawk’s View Pinot Noir    2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir    2008 Dundee Hills Select Pinot Noir    2008 La Colina Pinot Noir    2008 Olalla Pinot Noir 2006 LBV Syrah Port    After... Read More

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