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Top Rated Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc grapes

A relative of both Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc is commonly grown in Germany, Austria, Italy and Hungary — as either a dry or sweet wine; though it is most notably grown in Alsace as a dry, full-bodied wine, both rich and smoky, with tropical notes and a low-acidity. Sometimes blended with other varieties of the region, Pinot Blanc has a creamy texture and an aroma of honey, apple and citrus, as well as floral notes. Below are the best Pinot Blancs we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Dutton-Goldfield
2007 Dutton Ranch — Shop Block Pinot Blanc
Green Valley of Russian River Valley
, CA
15/20
$25

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Domaine Paul Blanck
2005 Pinot Blanc
Alsace, France
14/20
$13

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Salwey
2008 Pinot Blanc Kabinett Dry
Baden, Germany
14/20
$22

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Domaine Alsace Willm
2005 Pinot Blanc
Alsace, France
13.5/20
$9

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Domaines Schlumberger
2004 "Les Princes Abbés" Pinot Blanc
Alsace, France
13.5/20
$14

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Peninsula Cellars

2007 Pinot Blanc
Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan
13.5/20
$17

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Laetitia Vineyard and Winery
1998 Estate Pinot Blanc
Arroyo Grande Valley, CA
13/20
$16

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Pierre Sparr
2005 Pinot Blanc Réserve
Alsace, France
13/20
$12

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Tantara
1998 Pinot Blanc
Arroyo Grande Valley, CA
13/20
$15


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(Updated: 12/21/12 AB)

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