The idea for this was originally born of necessity to have a white wine option for this vintage. A late frost in April wiped out our block of Chardonnay, our only white varietal, so we needed to come up with options. After tasting several White Pinot noirs from a variety of producers, we determined that we could, and should, make one as our white offering for the vintage. Picked a bit earlier than the grapes for the full-bodied red version were, we captured the fruit at the perfect symbiosis of ripeness and acidity for what we desired in this wine. The resulting wine made us all very confident that we made the right decision in adding this to our white wine portfolio. ~Dru Allen
This White Pinot noir has an aromatic profile consisting of intertwined toast and white pepper with essence of white peach, stone fruit and apple blossom. On the palate, the wine shows a refreshing complement of unripe pear and a linear acidity that imparts a lively character. The sip concludes with a vibrant, medium length finish, leaving a lingering impression of finesse and balance.