2021 Cross Creek Monterey, California Pinot Blanc
A great example of perfect Monterey wine is the 2021 Pinot Blanc from Cross Creek. This is a wine that satisfies the senses on so many levels, from its oral aroma to its clean impression on the palate. Also extremely food friendly — great with all kinds of food and fowl dishes — it’s a magical wine from a magical place.
Country: United States
Brand: Cross Creek Winery
Varietal: Pinot Blanc
About This Wine:
Pinot Blanc is among the star varieties of the Alsace region of France. It’s also a coveted wine in the Alto Adige region of Italy. And although it’s not the most “glamorous” member of the Pinot family of wines — that distinction would go to Pinot Noir — it’s nonetheless an important variety in many parts of the world, including the United States.
Some have described Pinot Blanc as Chardonnay’s “little brother,” as it shares some of the same qualities as America’s favorite white wine. It has good body, ranging from medium to full. It responds well to oak maturation, yet also can shine with no oak aging at all. And its ideal acid level makes it a versatile companion to food.
The 2021 Cross Creek Winery Pinot Blanc, which hails from California’s Monterey County growing region, is a clean, floral and pretty wine that’s sure to delight. You might even call it “glamorous.”