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J Wilkes Pinot Blanc 2017

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750ML / 13.9% ABV
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750ML / 13.9% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Bright minerality combined with nectarine skin, peach flesh and fresh floral notes. Round, ripe stone fruit, layered with a touch of stoney minerality, finishing with a refreshing structure and mouth-watering acidity. A natural with white sashimi fish or cold-water oysters, this wine also provides a wonderful complement to savory popcorn, smoked BBQ or spicy chicken.

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Like its Alsatian cousin, this is an aromatically dreamy white: stark scents of fresh-squeegeed tangerine and bracing minerality defines its elegance. At first sip. sweet Asian pear takes hold of honeysuckle for a combination that aligns with perfectly balanced acidity.
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The 2017 Pinot Blanc is fresh, fruity and absolutely delicious. I would prefer to drink it over the next 2-3 years, while the orchard fruit and floral notes remain bright. The J. Wilkes Pinot Blanc emerges from one of the most historic vineyards in Santa Maria. It is not only superbly delicious, but also a screaming value.
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After a long and rewarding career as a salesman, grape grower and ambassador for Santa Maria and Paso Robles wine, Jeff Wilkes decided to try his hand at winemaking.

He went to his long-time employer and friend, Steve Miller, with a proposal to create wines that focused on California’s Central Coast, through the lens of two of its sub-AVA’s, Santa Maria and Paso Robles Highlands.  

Jeff launched his namesake label in 2001 and immediately received critical acclaim.  He continued on that path until his untimely passing in 2010.  Inspired by Jeff’s vision and moved by their friendship, the Miller family decided to continue the J. Wilkes label as a tribute to Jeff’s passion.  


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A lesser-known but elite AVA within the larger Santa Barbara district, the Santa Maria Valley AVA runs precisely west to east starting near the coast. The valley funnels cool, Pacific Ocean air to the vineyards more inland, allowing grapes a longer hang time to ripen evenly and achieve their full potential by harvest time. Combined with minimal rainfall, consistent warm sunshine, and well-drained soils, it is an ideal environment for grape growing.

Many of the wineries here are small and highly respected, having established a reputation in the 1970s and 80s for producing excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. More recently, Syrah has also proven quite successful in the region. Many vineyards are owned by growers who sell their grapes to other wineries, so it is common to see the same vineyard name on bottlings from different wineries. Bien Nacido Vineyard is perhaps the best-known and most prestigious.

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Approachable, aromatic and pleasantly plush on the palate, Pinot blanc is a white grape variety born out of a mutation of pink-skinned Pinot gris (which was born out of a mutation of Pinot noir) and is perhaps most associated with the Alsace region of France. The variety is also is quite successful in Germany and Austria, where it is known as Weissburgunder. Although its heritage is Burgundian, today it is rarely found there and instead thrives throughout central Europe, especially in the mountainous Alto Adige region of Italy, where it is called Pinot bianco. Fine examples can also be found in Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Oregon’s Willamette Valley boasts some wonderful examples of Pinot blanc, as do some cooler pockets of California.

In the Glass

Pinot Blanc is typically a full-bodied wine and expresses pleasing aromas of crisp pear, peach, lemon zest, crushed gravel and white flowers. The finest examples can possess a stony minerality and with age can develop intriguing notes of honey, vanilla and almond.

Perfect Pairings

Delicate Pinot Blanc works well with lighter fare such as salads, seafood, chicken or turkey, but is truly at its best with Alsatian pairings like choucrout garnie, onion tarts or the region’s soft cheeses like Munster.

Sommelier Secret

Pinot Blanc’s delicate aromatics, full body, and moderate acidity make it a great alternative to the world’s most popular white wine. Anyone experiencing Chardonnay fatigue and looking to try something new would benefit from giving Pinot blanc a try.

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