Steele Pinot Blanc 2001

Pinot Blanc from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 60340
  • white wine
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

We started making Pinot Blanc so that we would have another white wine besides Chardonnay to have at winemaker dinners. In fact, we often call Pinot Blanc our "baby Chardonnay." Like Chardonnay, we ferment Pinot Blanc in French Oak barrels. However, we use only twenty percent new oak and bottle the wine in the early spring. This brings out more of the fruit and gives us a crisp, fruity wine with just a hint of oak. The combination of less new oak and shorter time in oak makes Pinot Blanc a great value and it is our favorite wine for summer drinking. The wine was lightly filtered and bottled in April 2001.

Food Pairing: This wine is unique and has flavors that complement Asian foods and is always a hit with any of the lighter foods of summer.

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Jed Steele has worked making wine in California since the late 1960s. In 1991, he founded his own small winery in Lake County. Steele Wines specializes in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Pinot Blanc and Syrah.

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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