2017 Pinot Blanc
- Double Gold - SipNW Magazine
- Gold - Oregon Wine Awards
Bright straw-gold in color, our 2017 Pinot Blanc is aromatically rich with tuberose and Meyer lemons. It has balanced acidity and a plush palate with pear, citrus with lingering notes of lemongrass.
ABOUT THIS WINE
Our 2017 Pinot Blanc is 100% estate fruit, composed of three lots harvested in early October from vines planted on our home ranch in 2000. The fruit was whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temberature for 28 days.
The 2017 vintage was a welcome return to a more classic vintage after four consecutive warm years. The winter was one of the snowiest on record, with delayed bud break in April and bloom in late June. Warm summer weather followed, and harvest began end of September. The subsequent mild autumn and early frost extended harvest as the grapes matured slowly with the cooler weather, and our high elevation lent us cool nights, so we naturally retain acid in the fruit. Our 2017 wines will be more similar in characteristics to 2010 and 2011, than our more recent vintages.