2018 J. Wilkes Pinot Blanc

Year: 2018
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley
Country: USA-California
Jeb Dunnuck: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%
Price :
$13.95

IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE HAVE HAD A SOLID PINOT BLANC!!

"The light-colored 2018 Pinot Blanc Santa Maria Valley offers a solid perfume of crushed lemons, white flowers, and salty minerality. It shows more sweet fruit on the palate and is medium-bodied, has a rounded texture, integrated acidity, and solid purity and balance." (JD)

"This is always one of the most compelling bottlings under the Miller family's J. Wilkes label. Rounded aromas of yellow apple, Tuscan melon, wet gravel and sea salt show on the nose, while the palate combines apple with nectarine and peach. The underlying savory saltiness carries into the finish. -Matt Kettmann" (WE)

Winery Notes:
PALATE:
Bright, expansive mid-palate with excellent structure, big mouth-feel with flavors of green apple, stone fruit, prickly pear cactus.

FOOD PAIRING:
Anything at a raw sushi bar; Santa Barbara spot prawns with butter and garlic, smoky BBQ ribs, brisket or turkey.