2020 Skylark Pinot Blanc, Orsi Vineyard, Mendocino
Skylark Pinot Blanc is sourced from Bernie Orsi’s old vine plot in Mendocino County. Planted in Russian river alluvial soils, this vineyard dates back to its original inception in the 1970s, created by Mendocino legend John Fetzer. We barrel ferment this pristine fruit in Mueller stainless steel barrels to capture the essence of this unique site. Since our first harvest in 2005, and with each successive vintage, we increasingly discover the charm, complexity and uniqueness of this heritage vineyard.
Pale yellow. Aromatics of Meyer lemon and Granny Smith apple with a subtle high-toned complexity of spearmint. The palate is defined by purity of fruit with just enough mid-palate fleshiness to balance the natural acidity. The lemon and green apple notes dovetail into a finely detailed finish, where the fruit and acid are streamlined into a classically dry and refreshing finish.
- 90 points Jeb Dunnuck