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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  • I've said before that I'm a firm believer in drinking whatever one's heart desires; the rules can bend or break no matter the occasion, weather, or meal.  However, it's no secret that wine and food make quite a couple. When the two are put together the possibilities are endless.You see every dish is dynamicthey are all made up of parts that sum ... Read More

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  • I've said before that I'm a firm believer in drinking whatever one's heart desires; the rules can bend or break no matter the occasion, weather, or meal. However, it's no secret that wine and food make quite a couple. When the two are put together the possibilities are endless. You see every dish is dynamic…they are all made up of parts that su... Read More

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  • Schramsberg Vineyards Pinot Noir Napa Valley Blanc de Noirs 2004

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    A balance of bright flavors, crisp acidity and minimal tannins and a mature, toasty style. The youthful fruit character of the wine will caramelize and soften with additional age in the bottle. With proper storage, this sparkling wine will be delicious for many years, even a couple of decades to come. My favorite. Every time. Read More

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    Quite a reliable non-vintage. Pleasant bubbles and a light, consistent flavor throughout with hints of strawberry and blackberry. Read More

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    I tasted this on June 19, 2007.Soft floral nose. Tart finish, light mouthfeel. Read More

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    Inviting golden hue with a floral nose. Like walking through a citrus orchard ... in the spring time. This pinot blanc dances lightly on the palate with a the faintest sparkle. Flavors of honeydew and orange blossom open up with subtle spice notes. Crisp acidity gives this a clean and refreshing finish. A perfect summer win Read More

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