Full Review
J. Wilkes

J. Wilkes
2014 Pinot Blanc, Santa Maria Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16.99

J. Wilkes
2014 Pinot Blanc, Santa Maria Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Yellow straw color. Delicate, smoky aromas and flavors of grilled apple, overripe melon, and nougat with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk plantain, apple bobbing water, pepper, and bamboo shoot finish. A very soft and easy sipper.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: grilled apple, overripe melon, and nougat
Taste Flavor: plantain, apple bobbing water, pepper, and bamboo shoot
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very soft and easy sipper.
The Producer

J. Wilkes

The Producer
2717 Aviation Way Suite 101
Santa Maria, CA 93455
USA
1 805-928-9210
Pinot Blanc
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Serve in a White Wine Glass
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.

Enjoy these wines upon release and over their first three to five years; pair them with most seafood or lighter poultry dishes.