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Castoro Cellars 2016 White Blend

Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club

Balena
Paso Robles AVA
Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
 
Appellation
Whale Rock Vineyard, Paso Robles AVA
Grapes
37% Pinot Grigio, 32% Falanghina, 18% Albariño, 10% Grenache Blanc, 3% Viognier
Cases Produced
525


Castoro Cellars’ 2016 ‘Balena’ White Blend is a delicate, aromatic blend of 37% Pinot Grigio, 32% Falanghina, 18% Albariño, 10% Grenache Blanc, and 3% Viognier. ‘Balena’ is Italian for ‘whale,’ and this wine was named as such to honor the organically-grown Whale Rock Vineyard that these grapes call home. Made in an Italian Pinot Grigio style, Balena is crisp, fruity, lean and refreshing. Yellow straw in color, the 2016 Balena opens with fresh aromas of sandalwood, orange blossoms, mangoes, and yellow delicious apples. The palate is fruity, light and refreshing with tropical fruit notes lingering on the finish. Winemaker Tom Myers adds, “What I love about creating blends is the ability to make a better or more complex wine than having the individual wines on their own. Pinot Grigio provides the acidity and structural base; Falanghina is added in for texture, creating a lush mid-palate; and Albariño and Grenache Blanc are blended in to life the aromatics with tropical fruit notes.” This wine is the perfect pairing for light seafood dishes, salads or classic Italian food. Enjoy!

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