2022 Chehalem Pinot Blanc
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TASTING NOTES FROM WINEMAKER, KATIE SANTORA
Full of fresh lemon peel, honeysuckle, and cut flowers, this Pinot Blanc is vibrant and electric. The mouthfeel is juicy and full with consistent weight throughout. On the palate, brilliant notes of peach skin, grapefruit zest, and lime juice contribute to an energetic yet balanced structure, finishing on a high note with soft, silky texture.
The 2022 growing season was full of surprises that resulted in a miracle harvest of delicious, age-worthy wines with balance and vibrancy. The vintage kicked off with a cold and wet spring that turned worrisome when an unusually late-season freeze event affected lower-lying sections of the vineyard. Slowly but surely, temperatures began to warm by mid-May and continued to rise throughout the summer, allowing the vines to flourish. Harvest commenced on September 19, almost four weeks behind recent vintages. Fortunately, moderate temperatures and clear skies facilitated a steady intake of fruit until finished on October 21.