Waits-Mast 2020 Pinot Noir Blanc, Anderson Valley
Both the Pinot Noir Blanc and Rosé of Pinot Noir come from the same deep-end vineyard in Anderson Valley and the fruit was picked at a sugar level of ~21 Brix to capture the balance of ripeness and acidity we were looking for in both wines. Pinot Noir Blanc (not to be confused with Pinot Blanc, which is a different varietal) is a wine made from red pinot noir grapes which are put directly into the press and squeezed gently to yield a pale colored juice that produces a white wine. The wine was fermented in stainless steel and aged sur lie without stirring until bottling. 104 cases producted
Winemaker's tasting notes: Visually fresh with a pale lemon-green hue in the glass, the nose offers intense aromas of pear, lemon curd, lemongrass, and salinity. The palate bolsters these aromas with Rainier cherry, Meyer lemon, and a flinty minerality. Generous on fruit, but balanced with refreshing acidity, the finish is seemingly endless. A perfect pairing for fresh oysters or a citrus avocado salad.