Winemaker's Tasting Note
This Pinot Blanc is noticeably rich and round, with a medium body leading to aromas and flavors of green Granny Smith apples, ripe pear and noticeable hints of Meyer lemon. Characteristic aromas of honeysuckle and tree blossoms lead to crisp acidity and a nicely structured and well balanced wine with surprising ageability.
About the Vintage
The 2015 vintage was challenging, with the impact of our continuing drought requiring a deft touch in the vineyard, although there was some winter rain that helped recharge much needed groundwater. Bud break was early in February, and the march toward harvest continued through the season, with fruit arriving about two weeks earlier than normal. Shatter resulted in some blocks with lower yields, but the warm, mild growing days led to fruit with abundant flavor, good acidity and balance. Small but mighty, this vintage will be remembered as an excellent example of what Los Carneros can produce.