16250 S.W. Oldsville RD.
Mcminnville, OR 97128

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2010 Pinot Blanc

Price: $18

12 Bottles: $184

(15% discount)


Tasting Notes:

The nose is inviting with scent of honeydew melon and citrus.  Lifted notes of minerality and herbs lead into the palate, which is bright and crisp, an attribution to the cool growing climate in 2010.  Wine is a beautiful soft straw color and will be delicious with various cheeses and seafood.  Spectacular parings include oysters, scallops and a poached halibut with capers.  Enjoy!

 Winemaker: Stephen J. Cary

AVA: McMinnville

Vineyard Composition: 100% Yamhill Valley Estate Casa Block, Mainfield Block Hilltop Block

Harvest:

Picked: Oct 22, 2010

Yield: 3.3 tons/acre

Brix: 20.8

pH: 3.14

TA: 9.45 g/L

Fermentation:

33% Neutral Oak 66% Stainless Steel

Duration: 40 days

Aging:

11 months

33% Neutral Oak 66% Stainless Steel

Bottling:

September 9, 2011

Alcohol: 12.4%

pH: 3.45

TA: 6.8 g/L

R.S.: 0.1% (dry)

Production: 383 cases

Vineyard:

We are the oldest winery and the second oldest vineyard in what has recently been recognized as the McMinnville AVA. The unique thing about this subregion of the Willamette Valley is that eroded marine sedimentary soils dominate many of the vineyard sites. Most other Oregon vineyard areas are strongly influenced by volcanic soils, while our site consists primarily of marine sediments and heavy clay soils that produce a Pinot Blanc with great intensity of flavor and complexity.

Vintage:

The 2010 growing season was late from the get go.  The cold and wet weather pushed vine development back by three weeks.  The turn to summer helped us catch up, however experienced vineyard practices is what helped us pull through this vintage in the end.  We ended up with lower yeilds than usual on the Pinot Noir, however Pinot Blanc is always a trooper.  With proper leaf pulling, fruit dropping and hedging we were able to produce beautiful balanced fruit that lended the final product with bright acidity.

Winemaking:

Grapes were hand-picked and delivered to the crush pad in perfect condition. They were meticulously hand sorted and lightly de-stemmed. The fruit was gently pressed, settled overnight and transferred to stainless steal tanks for a cool fermentation that encouraged an array of flavors.

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The nose is inviting with scent of honeydew melon and citrus.  Lifted notes of minerality and herbs lead into the palate, which is bright and crisp, an attribution to the cool growing climate in 2010.  Wine is a beautiful soft straw color and will be delicious with various cheeses and seafood.  Spectacular parings include oysters, scallops and a poached halibut with capers.  Enjoy!

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