Saddleback Cellars

2012 Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc

California: Napa Valley: Oakville

Offer Expired:May 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$26.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Bottled Sunshine

Nils Venge, owner and winemaker at Saddleback Cellars, is a famous dude. He’s crafted more high-scoring wines than most. In fact, Robert Parker gave one of Nils’ wines a perfect 100 point score. This made Nils the very first American winemaker to receive a 100 point score. The very first. Ever. From Robert freaking Parker, nonetheless!

Nils’ gift for crafting superior wines is apparent from the first sip of today’s wonderful Saddleback Cellars 2012 Pinot Blanc. This wonderful, affordable wine is a silky smooth treat that Chardonnay lovers and Sauvignon Blanc lovers alike will adore.

Drink now and for the next several years. Saddleback reds and whites are built for aging, so be sure to keep a few bottles on hand for the next few summers and see just how well this wonderful wine evolves.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Golden yellow hues and perfect clarity, from core to edge.

Smell:

Bright green apple, lemon, lime flower, pineapple, young pear and white peach with a hint of vanilla.

Taste:

Creamy and bright with pineapple, granny smith apple, white peach, green melon, lime zest and white pepper.

Finish:

Long and bright with a puckering zip of white pepper and lime at the tail end.

Pairing:

Enjoy this delightfully sunny wine with a fruit and cheese plate, appetizers or your favorite seafood dish.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nils Venge
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Blanc
Appellation
Oakville
Harvest Date
September 29th, 2012
Sugar
23.4 Brix

Acid :0.75 g/100ml

pH
3.56
Aging
Five months in 10% new French oak; 90% neutral
Bottling Date
March 20th, 2013
Alcohol %
13.9

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$26.00
Avg. Price
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