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Valley of the Moon Sonoma Pinot Blanc 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

This traditional Alsatian-style wine 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 2009 Pinot Blanc was whole-cluster pressed into stainless steel tanks and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the varietal fruit aromas and flavors of the grapes. After fermentation portions of the wine lots were aged in French oak and Acacia wood barrels to enhance richness and provide additional complexity to the wine.

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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

Member Reviews for Valley of the Moon Sonoma Pinot Blanc

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Snooth User: butitta
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0.00 5
12/15/2012

10


Snooth User: gregland
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3.50 5
03/22/2011

Great!


Snooth User: cae421
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0.50 5
05/05/2011

One half glass


External Reviews for Valley of the Moon Sonoma Pinot Blanc

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Nicely balanced between a smooth, rich body and a pleasant acidity that keeps the citrus, apple and peach notes in focus, finishing with a touch of lanolin. Drink now. 8,500 cases made. -MW



Tasting Notes:

Inviting aromas of honeysuckle, peach and lychee nut. Integrated and rich fruit flavors of pear, apple and nectarine lead to a lengthy finish balanced with zesty acidity.

This traditional Alsatian-style wine 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 2009 Pinot Blanc was whole-cluster pressed into stainless steel tanks and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the varietal fruit aromas and flavors of the grapes. After fermentation portions of the wine lots were aged in French oak and Acacia wood barrels to enhance richness and provide additional complexity to the wine.

Closure: Cork

Aged 4 months in Steel.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.44
Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter

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