2021 “Pear Blanc” Sparkling Grape & Pear Wine
We sourced fresh Bartlett pears from Lake County—the county is known far and wide as growers of the finest pears on the West Coast. It also happens to be the place known for distinct volcanic style Sauvignon Blanc. And when we put the two kids next door together, well, it was just meant to be. The pears were pulped and juiced and then fermented in steel drums for 21 days. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in a stainless steel tank, slow and steady to keep all the lovely aromatics. Blended together in equal parts, Pear Blanc is the perfect union of creamy, lush perry aromas, flavors and texture balanced by the refreshing salinity, citrus peel and stone fruit character of sauvignon blanc. With just a touch of spritz to add to the magic, and no residual sugar. A natural love story for the ages.
Casey Graybehl, Winemaker