Let’s be honest, Derek is horrible at saying no to growers. We love our estate, but are ecstatic about wines from many places. Having the flexibility to make a bit of Pinot Blanc, because we love the grower and the vineyard, means that we get to share something really unique with you from time to time. This is one of those times.
Our vineyard Foreman, Chuy Mora, and his brothers farm a lovely site in St. Paul, do it right, and bring us this beautifully balanced fruit with delicate nuance and lively pep. Our main goal, as always, is to not screw it up.Handled simply and given the time to develop slowly in barrel, this Pinot Blanc is a true delight. Expressive and charming on the nose, the wine has delicate fruit and elegant textural balance woven throughout.
The aromatics leaps out at you with orange blossom, tangerine, Jordan almonds, lime leaf, lavender, and fresh linen. That would be too much if it wasn’t all so beautifully integrated. A broad palate delivers honey, stone, mineral, and a tight core of acidity. It covers a ton of ground, and is impossible not to enjoy on its own, but also with seafood, charcuterie, and well-balanced dishes of all kinds.