Ovene Winery Pinot Blanc Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2006

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Pinot Blanc 2006 Bien Nacido Vineyard Tasting Notes: Spices, bananas and papayas play throughout the nose, mouthfeel and finish of this complex wine. A creative blend of tank and barrel fermentation allowed both the fruit and minerality to showcase beautifully. Firm acidity and gorgeous fruit highlight this perfect backyard treasure. Winemakers Notes: On the winemaker’s birthday, the grapes were picked early in the morning and then whole cluster pressed into a combination of four neutral French oak barrels and also into a small, 480 gallon stainless steel tank. The barrels were then inoculated with VL3 yeast whereas the tank juice was chilled to allow the heavy solids to settle. The tank was then racked and inoculated with the same VL3 yeast. The barrels fermented at a natural pace and the lees were stirred periodically to increase mouthfeel and homogenize the fermentation characteristics. Of the four barrels, two of them were allowed to continue into the secondary fermentation, whereas, the remaining two barrels kept their natural malic acid content. The tank fermented very slowly at cold temperatures over a period of three months to capture and enhance the classic minerality and fresh fruit nuances. The tank and barrels were then aged in the cellar for 22 months were the natural acidity and minimal cellar interaction allowed the wine to safely integrate into this beautiful, finished wine. By the numbers: Number of cases produced: 250 Oak: 22 months neutral Francois Freres Yeast: VL3 Bottled: Sterile Filtered Vineyard Composition: 100% Bien Nacido Harvest Date: October 3, 2006 Harvest Brix: 24.3 Total Acidity: 0.496 grams/100ml pH: 3.55 Finished Alcohol: 14.2%

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Ovene Winery produces World Class Central Coast Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our first release is a Rose of Syrah. This wine is reminiscent of the great Roses of Provence and Bandol on the French Riviera. Our Rose of Syrah is a complex blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and a touch of Muscat. It is best served chilled and enjoyed on a hot summer afternoon, at festive ... Read more
Ovene Winery produces World Class Central Coast Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our first release is a Rose of Syrah. This wine is reminiscent of the great Roses of Provence and Bandol on the French Riviera. Our Rose of Syrah is a complex blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and a touch of Muscat. It is best served chilled and enjoyed on a hot summer afternoon, at festive barbeques, or at the beach with friends. Winemaking is a convergence of Nature, Art, and Science. Mother Nature gives us the weather for the vintage which defines the character of the fruit. The best vineyards are sourced, the lots carefully sorted, and the grapes become wine with loving care. State of the Art equipment is used to process the wine which is aged in French and American oak barrels. The Winemakers craft is putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Ovene Winery is the culmination of a lifetime of our family’s passion for food and wine. Ovene is dedicated to my Grandmother Merthel Ovene McConnel. Granny was an inspiration to several generations who taught us the love of God, family values, traditions and a passion for food and wine. She was known as Groovy Granny as we were growing up and told us we could accomplish anything we set our minds to. She blessed this venture despite her failing health at 94 and passed away the day after we received our first grapes and bonded winery license. We are blessed to dedicate Ovene Winery to all the inspirational women in our lives. Groovy Granny always said to save the best for last. This puzzle is now complete. The only piece missing is you. Enjoy, Mr. Ovene Read less
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Snooth User: mrovene
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10/09/2008

my favorite white varietal. Green apples with floral heaven



Pinot Blanc 2006 Bien Nacido Vineyard Tasting Notes: Spices, bananas and papayas play throughout the nose, mouthfeel and finish of this complex wine. A creative blend of tank and barrel fermentation allowed both the fruit and minerality to showcase beautifully. Firm acidity and gorgeous fruit highlight this perfect backyard treasure. Winemakers Notes: On the winemaker’s birthday, the grapes were picked early in the morning and then whole cluster pressed into a combination of four neutral French oak barrels and also into a small, 480 gallon stainless steel tank. The barrels were then inoculated with VL3 yeast whereas the tank juice was chilled to allow the heavy solids to settle. The tank was then racked and inoculated with the same VL3 yeast. The barrels fermented at a natural pace and the lees were stirred periodically to increase mouthfeel and homogenize the fermentation characteristics. Of the four barrels, two of them were allowed to continue into the secondary fermentation, whereas, the remaining two barrels kept their natural malic acid content. The tank fermented very slowly at cold temperatures over a period of three months to capture and enhance the classic minerality and fresh fruit nuances. The tank and barrels were then aged in the cellar for 22 months were the natural acidity and minimal cellar interaction allowed the wine to safely integrate into this beautiful, finished wine. By the numbers: Number of cases produced: 250 Oak: 22 months neutral Francois Freres Yeast: VL3 Bottled: Sterile Filtered Vineyard Composition: 100% Bien Nacido Harvest Date: October 3, 2006 Harvest Brix: 24.3 Total Acidity: 0.496 grams/100ml pH: 3.55 Finished Alcohol: 14.2%

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