This Pinot Blanc from the Schrader Vineyard in Ukiah immediately draws you in with its sunny nature and aromas of spring flowers, apricot blossoms and musk melon, its signature fragrance. We added a small amount of our estate chardonnay for additional structure and complexity. This wine was fermented primarily in stainless steel but post fermentation a small portion was stirred on the yeast lees, in neutral oak barrels, resulting in a creamy texture. Blessed with juicy peach and pineapple flavors, along with the creaminess of Macadamia nuts, this Pinot Blanc shows good stature and structure, all the way through its incredibly long finish, which leaves you with a pleasant lingering smack of Bartlett pear. Made like all Handley wines without fining agents that contain common allergens, and sterile filtered before bottling. A great wine to start off the evening paired with prosciutto wrapped melon or zucchini blossoms stuffed with herbed ricotta.
Cases produced 358, Alcohol 13.2%, titratable acidity 5g/L, pH 3.57, residual sugar 2 g/L.