VALLEY of the MOON 2OO8 PINOT BLANC and CHARDONNAY
Cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks and bottled within months of the harvest, this Pinot Blanc’s fresh, vibrant aromas showcase citrus, lemon zest, orange zest, and honeysuckle, plus a hint of mineral. The flavors are a combination of kiwi, citrus and pear and it stays light on the palate with a long, crisp finish. Suggested retail is $16. The Chardonnay has pear and green apple aromas that are accented by butter, cream and toasty oak notes. Pear and apple also highlight the medium-bodied flavors with a bit of lime in the mid-palate. In the mouth, vanilla complexity stays in the background initially, but expands in the long finish. Suggested retail is $16. Available from Horizon Beverage Company.