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St. Innocent Freedom Hill Pinot blanc 2011


Winery:
St. Innocent Winery


$19.95 Regular

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Review:

The 2011 Pinot blanc has a bit more density on the palate from this cool vintage. It has a nose of stone fruit, melon, ripe apple and hints of ginger. Melon, stone, and pomme fruit flavors blend with citrus and floral notes layered over a core of minerality. It has a textural feel that carries the flavors over your tongue and these fuse into fruit nuances and a rich minerality extending into the finish. This vintage is finished completely dry. - the winemaker

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

2009 Wine Advocate - 91 points - The 2009 Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard saw 67% of the wine raised in stainless steel and 33% in oak puncheons, the latter to induce a rounder texture. Mineral, baking spice, melon, and white peach aromas compose the wine’s inviting bouquet. Creamy textured, vibrant, and impeccably balanced, this lengthy effort will provide enjoyment for several more years. All of these whites wines are outstanding values. - Jay Miller

The aromatics of the 2009 Pinot blanc reflect both stone and pomme fruits. These are enhanced by sweet floral and tropical fruit notes. Layers of peach, apple, and pear fruit flavors move across your palate with hints of spice, white flowers, and candied ginger. It has a lovely mouth filling texture with flavors that linger well into the finish. This vintage finished completely dry.

Pinot blanc is perfect with ceviches, crab cakes, mussels, and a wide variety of flavorful appetizers. Drink now or over the next two years to enjoy this wine at its peak of freshness. - the winery

French in style, intense yet nuanced, with classic Alsacian fresh scents, creamy stone fruit, and clean, mineral/slate finish. This vintage, the wine is especially good with dishes made with mussels.

From the winery: "Ripe pear, peach, apple, and nuances of white tropical fruit aromas dominate the nose. Layered sweet fruit flavors move across your palate with hints of spice. It has a lovely mouth filling texture, but is not heavy, or thick. The fruit and textural nuances linger into the finish."