Mirassou Family Selection White Burgundy Pinot Blanc 1997

from
Central Coast
,
California

Winemaker's Notes

Complex aromas and flavors of pineapple, pear, and apple are framed against a background of toasty oak, clove, butterscotch, and vanilla. An exciting alternative to Chardonnay, it makes a wonderful accompaniment to a wide variety of seafood and poultry dishes. At the historic family winery in Silicon Valley, Mirassou Chef de Cuisine David Page pairs this Pinot Blanc with his signature Fresh Maine Lobster Ravioli with Sea Scallops, Sweet Corn, and Lobster Butter.

About the Region

An immense expanse of wine-growing real estate, covering portions of six counties between Santa Barbara and the San Francisco Bay Area and including more than 100,000 acres of vineyards, the Central Coast region includes the Santa Maria Valley, the Santa Ynez Valley and Monterey viticultural areas, and more than 20 other appellations. Chardonnay is the main grape planted, but there are scores of others, from albariño to zinfandel, with such rarities as counoise, mondeuse, and vermentino in between.