2003 Valley of the Moon
Sonoma County Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc

Wine Description
CRISP AND FRESH WITH AROMAS OF LIME ZEST AND CITRUS BLOSSOMS
FOLLOWED BY FLAVORS OF TROPICAL FRUIT AND HONEYDEW MELON WITH A LINGERING FINISH.

Winemaker Notes

This traditional Alsatian-style wine varietal is a blend of grapes from vineyards that are located in the Russian River Valley and the Southern Sonoma Valley. Both viticultural areas have deep alluvial soil and a cool climate due to the moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. These cool microclimates are responsible for preserving the crisp acidity and fresh fruit character of the wine.


The 2003 growing season was long and cool with a heat spike at the end of summer that helped push the grapes to perfect ripeness.


The 2003 Pinot Blanc was gently pressed into stainless steel tanks and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the fruit aromas and crisp flavor of the grapes. After fermentation the wine was aged in French oak barrels to add a subtle flavor of oak and extra complexity to the wine.

Food Recommendations
This perfectly balanced Pinot Blanc pairs well with seafood, shellfish (particularly oysters), fowl, salads, fruits, light pastas and mild cheeses. Its structure and fruity flavors also complement spicy cuisine.



COMPOSITION: 100% Pinot Blanc

AGING: Three months in French oak

ACID/PH: 7.35/3.44

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

PRODUCTION: 6,063 cases

BOTTLED: June 2004
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