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Super delicious. Our friends at Cameron have done it again, crafting the ultimate space/time transport vehicle, beaming you to your favorite deck chair. Refreshing quince and apple with a touch of lime zest. All of 72 cases were made from Abbey Ridge Vineyard. Blink and it's gone.

2012 vintage note: Giovanni has a new twist this year, owing to a little John-Paul-experimentation. This zippy Pinot blanc is filled with citrus and apple, with a finish that John describes as "cidery." Can you dig it? We can. It is a spring/summer staple for us.

2011 Vintage

May 12, 2012 - I'm in the kitchen looking at my two cases of Giovanni. My friends love this summer wine. I made sure to grab it quick this year, before it flew off Cameron's loading dock.

The 2011 has a racy acidity of fresh lime, citrus peel, and a clean, pure finish. John Paul says: "makes my wife frisky after a glass or two so take note." - Jean

Update - July 5th - we drank it all! Dang.

This year's Giovanni, normally 100% Pinot blanc, has been blended with 20% Pinot Grigio.

2010 Vintage

A marriage made in heaven? Perhaps. The citrus notes and racy acidity make this a very food friendly wine. Lime peel and floral aromatics. Stunning!

One of my favorite summer wines, crisp with just a hint of white peach, lemon flowers, citrus peel, and a clean, pure finish. Halibut or salmon on the grill, fresh mozzarella and basil on a white sauce pizza, cheesecake - some of my favorite pairings. - Jean

2010 Vintage Tasting Notes

Cameron Giovanni White Wine

Wine first, Food Second

"A "Friends of Avalon" Story
By Jennifer Wright

Wine Reviewed:
Cameron Winery 2010 Giovanni Pinot Bianco

It's rare that a meal be served without wine at our house. Often this entails rummaging through the wine fridge ten minutes 'til go time, looking for a suitable match. But this night, bottle of Cameron Winery Pinot Blanc already in hand, I begin by creating a meal around the wine. A good bottle of white is the perfect excuse for me to get some delicious shellfish on the dinner menu.

A short walk to my local grocery store results in a couple of cod fillets, lump crab meat, some fresh tarragon, and an irresistible manila mango my impulse purchase.

I employ my dinner partner as sous chef. First duty, open the wine for a pre-meal taster. Sticking my nose in the glass, the refreshing aroma of crisp green apple and citrus hits me. Not too sugary, I enjoy the slightly acidic effervescence that hits my palate. It packs a bit of a punch for a twelve percent-er; I look forward to discovering its complexities as I return to the chopping block.

The nine-to-five irritations are ebbing as we gleefully prepare the "ceviche" I've devised with the lump crab, diced mango, tarragon, and a little white balsamic and lime juice. Half gets rolled up into the cod and popped in the oven atop cedar planks. A few more sips while we wait and I like the way the bianco has opened up. Perhaps I had it a bit too chilled, for it is now silkier on the tongue than it was minutes ago. My dinner partner agrees. "Mmmm" he says. "We should have gotten some oysters to snack on with this". We start plotting our next pairing already.

Stomachs now growling, out comes the stuffed cod. I spoon the rest of the crab ceviche over top and finish each plate with a healthy portion of spinach. As we sit, discussing our "summer is coming" dishes, trips to the farmers market, wine pairings, this wine really starts to grow on me. Quite a hit with the fish, it also plays off of the earthiness of the spinach and tarragon quite well.

As dinner winds down, we both eyeball the nearly empty bottle on the table. My gentleman knows the rule; final pour goes to the chef de cuisine, thank you very much.

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