article placeholder

2009 Erath Pinot Blanc

Clear, bright, pale gold color. Clean nose with aromas of pear, apple, soft citrus, and tropical fruit. Dry on the palate, medium-low acidity, medium body, simple flavors of pear and yellow apple, with a medium yeasty finish. Drink with grilled tilapia in a spicy ginger glaze. Recommended.
article placeholder

Palate Press Wine of the Week – 2009 Matello Whistling Ridge Vineyard White

Clean, medium intensity aromatics of ripe peach, bright citrus, perfume, candied nectarine, and tart apple. Dry, medium-high acidity, medium body, flavors of lime zest, candied orange, and green apple. Vibrant and bright. Pair with a salad of arugula, roasted beets, kumquats, pepitas, pecorino romano, and cidre vinaigrette. Highly recommended.
article placeholder

2009 Matello Whistling Ridge Vineyard White

Clean, medium intensity aromatics of ripe peach, bright citrus, perfume, candied nectarine, and tart apple. Dry, medium-high acidity, medium body, flavors of lime zest, candied orange, and green apple. Vibrant and bright. Pair with a salad of arugula, roasted beets, kumquats, pepitas, pecorino romano, and cidre vinaigrette. Highly recommended.
article placeholder

2010 J. Wrigley Pinot Blanc

Clear, bright, gold color. Clean nose with medium-light intensity aromas of white flowers, jasmine, peach, pineapple, and some honey. Dry on the palate, medium acidity, medium body, lemon peel, orange, floral, yellow apple, pear, slight yeastiness adding texture and a medium finish. Pair grilled Tilapia and mango salsa. Recommended.
article placeholder

2008 Schloss Saarstein Pinot Blanc – Mosel, Germany

Rich with baking aromas, floral and and fruit flavors, all strung together on a wire of clean defining acidity. It's like a very thin puff pastry heaped with pears and starfruit, spiced with nutmeg, and dried key lime and tangerine peel, all sprinkled lightly with the juice of a Meyer Lemon. Drink with roast chicken.
article placeholder

2008 Anne Amie Pinot Blanc – Willamette Valley

The color is a pale yellow straw, clear and brilliant. Aromas of Asian pear, nectarine, and light citrus on the nose. In the mouth, a pleasant mix of pear, pineapple, and citrus, none of which are overwhelming, but well balanced. Lees aging gives the wine a wonderful mouthfeel and a slight creamy texture that combines well with the natural acidity for a pleasant, lingering finish. This combination will pair well with many foods, although it’s very enjoyable on its own as well. A well made, versatile wine, at a reasonable price. Only 400 cases made. Highly recommended. Read the full review on Simple Hedonisms.