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2021 J. Lohr F&G Vineyard Pinot Blanc

This limited-release Pinot Blanc displays aromas of ripe apple, yellow rose, and pear. These elements are complemented on the palate by complex flavors of ripe melon and Meyer lemon, a creamy texture, and a long finish.

— Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker, white wine

Wine Details

  • Composition Blend
    • 100%

      Pinot Blanc

  • Origin

    Arroyo Seco, Monterey, CA

  • Cellaring

    Delicious now and will gain complexity over the next three years.

    3 Years
  • Food Pairings

    Serve as an aperitif to complement Taleggio cheese, or alongside apple-fennel salad, or shellfish with lemon aioli.

  • Maturation

    Aging: Aged for 6 months sur lie in concrete egg, French oak barrels, and puncheons

    Forests: Emphasis on tight-grain structure French oak from the Center of France

Vineyard

Pinot Blanc was one of the eleven original varieties planted by Jerry Lohr in the Arroyo Seco in 1972. This wine was grown on our sustainably farmed joint venture, the F&G Vineyard. The rugged cobblestone-laden soils in the Arroyo Seco keep yields in check and produce fruit with varietal intensity, minerality, and exceptional weight. The long, cool growing season of the Arroyo Seco appellation ensures that texture develops alongside bright acidity.

Vintage

The 2021 growing season was characterized by a very cool spring in the Arroyo Seco. Warmer summer weather with daytime highs in the 80s helped fully ripen the grapes. The earlier cool weather enhanced the fresh fruit flavors while the region’s afternoon winds slowed down maturity to increase texture. We harvested in two picks - the first to enhance the bright acidity that is the Alsatian side of this variety and the second to provide riper melon flavors and finish.

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