The grapes for our Dundee Hills Pinot Blanc are carefully hand harvested and hand sorted at the winery. These grapes were not de-stemmed or crushed, but pressed as whole clusters to limit the amount of skin contact. We ferment our pinot blanc in stainless steel before transfering it to neutral oak barrels. The oak barrels allow for the wine to be in contact with small amounts of oxygen which is beneficial for the evolution during aging. However, aging in neutral oak means the wine will not take on the spices of barrel toast found in new oak. This wine has delicate stone fruit characters to balance with the minerality.