Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc 1999

Pinot Blanc from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 20836
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Crisp and fresh with substantial structure; layers of French oak aromas, along with fruity notes of citrus and melon.

The wine for this forward-looking, yet traditional Burgundian varietal comes exclusively from fruit harvested from the prestigious Preston Ranch Vineyard, located only a few hundred yards from the Russian River, and enjoys one of the cooler microclimates in Sonoma County. This perfectly balanced Pinot Blanc pairs well with seafood, particularly oysters, fowl, light pastas, salads, fresh fruits, and spicy cuisine.

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Valley of the Moon Winery encompasses both the rich history and the innovative spirit of California wine. Situated in the Sonoma Valley on land first planted to grapes in 1863, Valley of the Moon Winery is housed in a beautifully restored stone and redwood winery built in 1887. Blessed with rich volcanic soils and a distinctive banana belt microclimate, the estate vineyard has...

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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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