Producer: Left Foot Charley
Region: Old Mission Peninsula AVA
Blend: 100% pinot blanc
pH: 3.21
TA: 7.5 g/L
ABV: 10%
Production: 530 cases
Price: $18*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Left Foot Charley 2017 Pinot Blanc

Left Foot Charley 2017 Pinot Blanc

90 points

Pinot blanc can be a bit neutral on the nose, but not here. Bright green apple and citrus aromas are accented by a faint note of white tea.

The green apple and lemon-lime citrus continue – with just a little melon – on a lighter-bodied palate that shows nice fruit intensity as well as fresh, well-integrated acidity. The finish is long and turns just a bit minerally with a distinct gritty pear note at the very end.

Pinot blanc seems to like it in Michigan if this wine is any indication. I look forward to exploring other examples.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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