This pinot blanc comes from blocks 4 and 9 of Hester Creek's Golden Mile Bench Vineyard, which were planted in 1968 and 1997/98, respectively. This is fairly neutral in style, with some citrus fruit and yeasty aromas, possibly reflective of the fact that this was bottled after only four months. There is a dollop of residual sugar, which serves to give the wine some weight, but also detracts from the overall freshness. All in all, an easy drinking style, perfect for the summer patio, and one that doesn’t require much contemplation.
Score: 86 points -- Geoffrey Moss, Gismondi On Wine, Aug 2019