Great Summer White

We got this bottle of 2006 Michel Schlumberger Pinot Blanc on our recent trip to the Sonoma area. It was a perfect wine for the night we drank it, the thermometer was hovering around 92 degrees, but thankfully the humidity had not yet descended upon us.

The wine had a real cork closure, cost $21, and was 12.5% alcohol by volume.

On the nose the wine displayed pineapple, limes, lemons and tangerines, a veritable fruit salad of scents. It actually reminded me of a tropical drink and I could picture myself sipping it poolside….if we had a pool. A very aromatic bottle of wine.

In the mouth, the wine was citrusy, showing lemons and grapefruit, very crisp and clean flavors. I noted the excellent acidity and structure of the wine and additionally the very clean and pleasant finish. I served the wine with parmesean encrusted baked tilapia, white corn and parmesean cous cous. It went perfectly with the fish.

I wish I had another bottle for the hot days that are approaching!

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