Paraiso Vineyards Pinot Blanc 1998

Pinot Blanc from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 18550
  • white wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WE87

Winemaker's Notes

The 1998 Pinot Blanc was fermented in a selection of oak barrels, of which 30% were new. This 100% Pinot Blanc shows apple, peach and melon flavors. Crisp acidity balances with a creamy flavor and texture from complete malolactic fermentation and the time spent in oak.

Due to the small crop size in 1998, no Reserve Pinot Blanc was made. The 1998 Pinot Blanc therefore represents the most concentrated flavors from the L-shaped Pinot Blanc canyon vineyard, with slightly more focus on rich barrel character than previous vintages.

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Learn About Paraiso Vineyards

Rich and Claudia Smith arrived in Monterey County in 1973, their children and belongings in the car. Fresh out of college, the young couple was searching for the perfect locale to try out their newly minted U.C. Davis training. Thirty years later, the Smith Family is one of the most influential and respected growers on California"s Central Coast - the Smith Family has been...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc(pee-no blahnk) Pretty and Simple A mutation of the Pinot family, Pinot Blanc was once commonly mistaken for Chardonnay - it looks quite similar on the vine. But true Pinot Blanc lacks most Chardonnay characteristics. The grape is most at home in Alsace, where it is used both in blends as well as a sole varietal. It's also found in Italy...

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