2012 J. Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc

13.8% alc., 540 cases, $14.99. Stainless steel fermented. · Pale yellow-green color and clear in the glass. Opens with the aroma of freshly sliced green apple but evolves into a grassy-themed nose similar to a Sauvignon Blanc. Delicate flavors of green apple, pear, apricot and citrus with a slight grassy tone. Easy to drink with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Seems more typical of a Sauvignon Blanc than a Pinot Blanc. Score: 85. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: J. Wilkes Wines
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites