Saddleback Cellars

2011 Oakville Estate Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc •Estate Vineyards

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jul 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$25.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Can't Top Perfection

One of our favorite winemakers, Nils Venge, makes a welcome return to TWS with his delectable Saddleback Cellars 2011 Oakville Estate Pinot Blanc. Sourced from Nils’s prized Oakville Estate Vineyards, today’s excellent white wine exudes quality fruit and expert winemaking.

Today’s wine has all the characteristics that California Chard fans adore: creamy, buttery goodness mixed with fresh fruit and a touch of honey. What sets today’s Pinot Blanc apart is the zippy acidity that’s paired with these familiar flavors. Our tasting panel couldn’t get enough, with quite a few members remarking that this might be the best warm weather wine we’ve tried in some time.

We humbly suggest giving the varietal a chance - you will not be sorry! Today’s wine is exactly what the Agents here at HQ look for on a warm day, and we think you will too!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Sunshine yellow, almost straw in color, throughout the glass.

Smell:

Bold and aromatic on the nose, with notes that any Chardonnay fan would love. Baked apple, Anjou pear, and orange zest are joined by vanilla bean, honeycomb, brioche, and a touch of white flower.

Taste:

Incredibly fresh flavors greet you on the palate, with Meyer lemon, green apple, and ruby grapefruit balanced against lime flower, orange oil, buttery brioche, sweet vanilla bean, and a touch of honey.

Finish:

Very soft and supple on the finish, with a lovely crispness in the acidity. Flavors of Meyer lemon and warm vanilla play out on the finale.

Pairing:

A light and fresh crab salad, jazzed up with a saffron aioli.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nils Venge
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley, California
Vineyard
100% Estate Vineyards
Fruit Variety
100% Pinot Blanc
Cooperage
Five months in 15% new French oak, 85% neutral oak
ABV
13.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jul 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$25.00
Avg. Price
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