2021 J. Lohr F&G Vineyard Pinot Blanc
Arroyo Seco, Monterey, CA
Delicious now and will gain complexity over the next three years.3 Years
Serve as an aperitif to complement Taleggio cheese, or alongside apple-fennel salad, or shellfish with lemon aioli.
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
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.
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.