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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  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.This topic is all about value... Read More

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  • Great time with my "Somm Ladies" tasting a good variety of ... The ... The Hatch, B.Yanco '14 - Pinot Blanc/Gewurztraminer• Conte Valdemar '15 - Rioja Rosé• Château d'Aqueria '14 - Tavel Rosé• Domaine Queylus '13 - Pinot Noir• Reif Estates '14 - Pinot Noir• Domaine Queylus '12 - Merlot/Cabinet Franc• Casal Garcia Duoro '15Honorable mentions: •... Read More

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  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate Americans traveling to Spain are on the rise each year, while at the same time Spanish restaurants and tapas bars are spreading across the United States. There is even a growing awareness that much like France and Italy, Spain has a number of diverse wine regions with grapes... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines


  • Yes, welcome Cora.  Asparagus is supposed to be tough to pair wine with ... good handle on it with their Pinot Blanc.  Your asparagus dishes look delicious!  How did the SB match u Read More

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  • Getting back to wine for a moment, last night we hosted a wine dinner with our neighbors Debbie and Rick.  They brought over two bottles, a Napa Merlot (2014 Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards) and an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (2015 Twomey Pinot Noir).  We started with that Trump Blanc de Blanc that was given to us last month (I didn't like it muc... Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world wine stage has welcomed California bottles with opened arms. Wine lovers from around the world clamor for access to California wines. They journey to the state’s many celebrated regions with g... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • One of my few discoveries this year has been CA Viognier of all things.As per usual, someone on WB posted the details of the latest Dirty & Rowdy release, and at first glance, it seemed like a release I wouldn't be interested in....then I got to remembering a 2014 Kamen Viognier that a friend opened recently (in India nonetheless), and how surpr... Read More

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  • Albert Mann Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Pinot Blanc Auxerrois 2014

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    Tropical fruits on the nose with high but not biting acid and a long delicate finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Single vineyard Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are the order of the day at ... ... Estate Chardonnay and Estate Pinot Blanc. MA: What are your general preferences/thoughts when it comes to oak?Barrels can be used as great tools to help define wine style and I’ve been fortunate to learn a lot about them. Provided they are used in the right manner, t... Read More

    From the article Ask the Winemaker: Erik Kramer


  • OT  - you know those wines?  It was well-made, I'm not knocking that part. I can see it being really appealing to some folks. But it was a ripe Sonoma Pinot Noir, and if that's all I could get, I'd probably switch to root beer. Something about it just makes me want to gag. For people who like it though, it's where you back up the truck.They had ... Read More

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