2015 Oakville Estate Pinot Blanc
California: Napa Valley
The Nose Knows
In the last decade, we’ve shown Saddleback wines dozens of times. We keep going back for more because their wines are so darn great.
Because you love great white wines in Summer or Fall, today we’ve chosen the fresh and fun Saddleback Cellars 2015 Oakville Estate Pinot Blanc, a wonderful wine that’s a real steal!
Oooh, that nose! This wine bursts with lemon curd, creamed honey, butterscotch, pineapple, yellow peach, subtle spice and a hint of pear.
Creamy and delicious on the palate, with flavors of lemon curd, crème brûlée, orange blossom, very subtle white spice and a hint of dried orange peel.
Winemaker Nils Venge is the first American winemaker to have garnered a perfect 100 point score. That was back in 1985, when Robert Parker gave Nils’ Groth Cabernet the score that would rocket Nils to winemaking stardom. Nils continues his winning streak with today’s fresh, fun, and fabulous Estate Pinot Blanc.
Please visit soon though, because our allocation is modest - and expected to be very popular. And because you love great wine!
Glinting golden yellow, with perfect clarity through and through.
Lemon curd, creamed honey, butterscotch, pineapple, yellow peach, subtle spice and a hint of pear.
Lemon curd, crème brûlée, orange blossom, very subtle white spice and a hint of dried orange peel.
Creamy at the start and then, as flavors very gradually fade, softly grippy and drying.
Enjoy this wine as an aperitif, or with spicy foods like Thai or Indian. Also perfect with a herb roasted chicken or a salmon with lemon and fresh rosemary.
What the Winery Says
- Nils Venge
- Pinot Blanc
- 95% Pinot Blanc
- 5% Chardonnay
- Napa Valley
- Harvest date
- September 7th, 2015
- Average sugar
- 23 Brix
- 6.4 g/L
- 0.8 g/L
- 5 months
- 10% new French oak
- 212 cases
No malolactic fermentation