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.