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2002 Carneros Pinot Blanc
2002 Carneros Pinot Blanc

Note: Need 2003 copy.

  TTwo and a half acres of our 150 acre Carneros estate vineyards are planted to Pinot Blanc. The vines were planted on an eastern facing hillside in 1997. The vines are cane pruned on a VSP (Vertical Shoot Position) trellis. In 2002 the yield was 1.54 ton per acre. 2002 is the first production from this vineyard.

These grapes were hand harvested and press whole cluster. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. The wine was aged sur-lie and frequently the lees were stirred. The wine aged on the lees for 14 months before racking and bottling.

Tasting Notes
Tropical fruit and melon begin the showy aromas of our first Pinot Blanc. Ripe fruit and sweet hazelnut precede the rich entry. More melon, honeysuckle, and apple carry the flavors of this elegantly put together wine. The finish is long and smooth.

262 cases produced; Alcohol content, 14.8% by volume