All of the Pinot Blanc was estate grown on Three Creeks Ranch, one of our three vineyard sites located on the Siskiyou Mountain terrace in the cooler, western reach of Southern Oregons Rogue Valley. We prefer to pick all our Alsatian varieties extremely ripe, fermenting the juice warm (70 degrees) to help bring out the spice and body of the grape. With Pinot Blanc, we hope to pick the fruit after a significant degree of botrytis bunch rot has flourished, as we feel it escalates the quality of the wine produced from this rather neutral grape variety. Botrytis gives the wine its strong "Alsatian" character of honeyed richness, lifted nose, and silky, "full-mouth" feel. The wine was aged for five months, sur lie, with monthly stirring.