Full Review

Valley of the Moon

Valley of the Moon
2013 Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: 1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Valley of the Moon
2013 Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: 1%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: hay, kiwi, and honey-almond nougat
Taste Flavor: dried pineapple, banana chip, and manzanilla sherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicate and plush Pinot Blanc.

The Producer

Valley of the Moon Winery

The Producer
777 Madrone Rd
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
USA
1 707-939-4500

Their Portfolio

81 Lake Sonoma 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $23.00.
85 Lake Sonoma 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
87 Lake Sonoma 2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.4% (USA) $.00.
85 Lake Sonoma 2014 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 15.1% (USA) $32.00.
89 Lake Sonoma 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14.6% (USA) $30.00.
85 Madrone Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.3% (USA) $22.00.
88 Madrone Estate 2012 Old Vine Stewart Family Reserve, Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.
88 Madrone Estate 2013 Estate Grown, Barbera, Sonoma Valley 14.9% (USA) $40.00.
89 Madrone Estate 2014 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Sonoma Valley 14.6% (USA) $35.00.
86 Madrone Estate 2014 Old Vine Estate , Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 15.6% (USA) $35.00.
85 Valley of the Moon 2014 Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County 14.4% (USA) $19.00.
92 Valley of the Moon 2014 Pinot Noir, Carneros 14.7% (USA) $25.00.
91 Valley of the Moon 2013 Zinfandel, Sonoma County 14.7% (USA) $20.00.
87 Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $.00.
88 Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Noir, Carneros 14.3% (USA) $.00.
88 Valley of the Moon 2012 Zinfandel, Sonoma County 15.1% (USA) $.00.
88 Valley of the Moon 2015 Bright Side of the Moon, Pinot Blanc-Viognier, Sonoma County 14.1% (USA) $19.00.
89 Valley of the Moon 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 14.7% (USA) $21.00.
85 Whitman Express 2014 Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $.00.
91 Whitman Express 2012 The Conductor Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $.00.

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.