About Pinot Blanc White Wine

About Pinot Blanc White Wine
Pinot Blanc is a white wine, made from the eponymous grape; top examples are produced in California, France and Germany. Sometimes referred to as a "poor man's Chardonnay," Pinot Blanc has flavors of apple and pear and is quite dry; some are made in steel tanks, while more full-bodied versions are aged in oak.

Top Picks for Pinot Blanc

Gustave Lorentz 2016 Reserve Pinot Blanc
91 points
$19.99
Pale light golden straw color. Grassy, citrusy, exotic aromas of nectarine, fern, and lemon icing with a crisp, dry medium body and a complex, medium-length peach nectar, dill, fennel fronds, and slate finish with fine, fruit tannins. A bright and pure pinot blanc to please a crowd
Awards: 2017 Best Pinot Blanc
91 points $19.99
HuM Hofer 2016 Origin Pinot Blanc
89 points
$20
Dark apricot color. Aromas and flavors of apricot, orange marmalade, and buttermilk with a flat, dry light-to-medium body and a cheery finish. A lovely orange wine that offers just a hint of tannins and a soft, delicate approach.
Valley of the Moon 2015 Bright Side of the Moon Pinot Blanc-Viognier
88 points
$19
Yellow straw color. Aromas of vanilla, greenhouse, and mixed melon salad with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length firm pear, fruit cup, chopped nuts, and granny smith apple finish with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A plush pinot blanc for sipping upon a chaise.
Weinwurm’s 2015 Reserve Weissburgunder
87 points
$15.50
Yellow color. Aromas of fortune cookie, lychees in syrup, and ground peanuts with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, crisp lime leaf and galangal finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A Thai noodle shop of a wine.
87 points $15.50
Valley of the Moon 2013  Pinot Blanc
87 points
Brilliant emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of hay, kiwi, and honey-almond nougat with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and an effortless, amusing, medium-length dried pineapple, banana chip, and manzanilla sherry finish with soft tannins. A delicate and plush Pinot Blanc.
Whitman Express 2014  Pinot Blanc
85 points
Bright yellow straw color. Nutty, tropical aromas and flavors of fruit cocktail, sweet plantain, and peanut butter with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy papaya finish with soft tannins. A tropical trail mix of a Pinot Blanc.
Valley of the Moon 2014  Pinot Blanc
85 points
$19
Straw green color. roasted, pineapple and papaya aromas and flavors of roasted pineapple and papaya, green apple, and spiced nuts with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, carefree melon rind, golden beets, and edible flowers finish with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. An interesting savory white blend sipper.
Midsummer Cellars 2015  Pinot Blanc
84 points
$24
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach scone, cashew butter, asian pear, and dried citrus with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy lemon-spritzed melon rind, baked apple, and almond skin finish with fine, dusty, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice dry Pinot Blanc.