Steele, Santa Barbara County (Central Coast, California) Pinot Blanc 2016

($19):  Consumers often avoid Pinot Blanc because they are disappointed by the light weight, often innocuous wine made from that grape.  Well, if you’ve been one of those, you’ll want to grab this one to know what real Pinot Blanc tastes like.  It has remarkable depth and length, with a touch of stone fruit, and superb acidity to keep it fresh.  A hint of creaminess just enhances its appeal.  There’s not a trace of heaviness or heat.
92 Michael Apstein Feb 6, 2018