Left Foot Charley 2021 Pinot Blanc, Island View Vineyard, Old Mission Peninsula
Item Number: 18424
Sub Region: Old Mission Peninsula
Appellation/AVA: Old Mission Peninsula
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Island View Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.3
Total Acidity: 6 g/L
Case Production: 452
Vine Age: Planted in 1995
Vineyard Notes: Island View is one of Left Foot Charley's oldest, and most prized, vineyards. It is owned and farmed by the Kuehnis family. The vines are hand thinned 6 times throughout the growing season to ensure that every cluster gets the proper amount of sunlight and every shoot is carefully positioned so that the leaves can receive the maximum amount of light as well. The fruit is manually harvested by friends and family in a joyous celebration of wine, work, and food. The vines release a wonderful aromatic presence of fresh apples and pears.
Vintage Notes: The 2021 vintage featured late rains that came after the fruit had reached ripeness. These rains brought about Botrytis, or Noble Rot, which, when in contact with perfectly ripe fruit, pulls moisture out of the ripe berries and concentrates the fruit. This resulted in the most traditional, Alsace-style Pinot Blanc that Left Foot Charley has produced. The wine has unctuousness and weight, concentrated honey, visceral thickness, and a midpalate bright with fruit.