Arrowood Saralees Vineyard Pinot Blanc 1997

Pinot Blanc from Sonoma County, California

Price: $37.99 $34.19
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Item No. 13862
  • RP91
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

Our 1997 Pinot Blanc literally explodes with aromas of honeysuckle, citrus blossom, orange and peach. The oak complexities, from barrel fermentation and nine months of aging in French oak, are well integrated and balanced, leading to a subtle aroma of sandlewood and spice in the finish. On the palate the wine confirms its aromatics. Perfumed honey and cream, orange and an interesting lemon and sandalwood note fill out the almost viscous fruit flavors, complemented by subtle toasty oak.

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Richard and Alis Arrowood founded Arrowood Winery in 1987 with a philosophy of making wines of singular and exceptional quality, using grapes grown exclusively in Sonoma County. Richard continually explores the diversity of Sonoma County, working with mostly the same grape growers he began cultivating in 1974, as Winemaster at Chateau St. Jean Winery. Arrowood is known for making small lots of benchmark Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Merlot, Viognier and Syrahs, among other varietals.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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NDV126155_1997

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