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Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc 2005

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Notes on the Valley Of The Moon Sonoma County Pinot Blanc 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Crisp and Fresh with Aromas of Pear and Mango. Followed by tropical Flavors and a crisp citrus finish. This traditional Alsatian-style wine varietal is a blend of grapes from vineyards that are located in the Russian River Valley and the Southern Sonoma Valley. Both viticultural areas have deep alluvial soil and a cool climate due to the moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. These cool microclimates are responsible for preserving the crisp acidity and fresh fruit character of the wine. The 2005 growing season started with a late wet Spring, but a long moderate period at the end of Summer helped push the grapes to perfect ripeness. The 2005 Pinot Blanc was gently pressed into stainless steel tanks and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the fruit aromas and crisp flavor of the grapes. After fermentation 10% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels to add a subtle flavor of oak and extra complexity to the wine.VALLEY OF THE MOON SONOMA COUNTY PINOT BLANC 2005

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Valley of the Moon Winery:
Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen area. The stone structures themselves date back to 1863, and have great historial significance. In 1997 the winery was transformed into a contemporary winemaking facility; still the original heritage was preserved. Valley of the Moon Winery, as it exsists today, is a testament to both vision and r... Read more
Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen area. The stone structures themselves date back to 1863, and have great historial significance. In 1997 the winery was transformed into a contemporary winemaking facility; still the original heritage was preserved. Valley of the Moon Winery, as it exsists today, is a testament to both vision and rebirth. The history and old walls remain, but the technology and styling is resolutely modern. This harmonious marriage of past and present provides the perfect environment to craft world-class wines. www.valleyofthemoonwinery.com Read less

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Notes on the Valley Of The Moon Sonoma County Pinot Blanc 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Crisp and Fresh with Aromas of Pear and Mango. Followed by tropical Flavors and a crisp citrus finish. This traditional Alsatian-style wine varietal is a blend of grapes from vineyards that are located in the Russian River Valley and the Southern Sonoma Valley. Both viticultural areas have deep alluvial soil and a cool climate due to the moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. These cool microclimates are responsible for preserving the crisp acidity and fresh fruit character of the wine. The 2005 growing season started with a late wet Spring, but a long moderate period at the end of Summer helped push the grapes to perfect ripeness. The 2005 Pinot Blanc was gently pressed into stainless steel tanks and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the fruit aromas and crisp flavor of the grapes. After fermentation 10% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels to add a subtle flavor of oak and extra complexity to the wine.VALLEY OF THE MOON SONOMA COUNTY PINOT BLANC 2005

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