Great Sustainable Wine: J. Wilkes Pinot Blanc
The Corkscrewer Report believes that sustainable practices makes wine better and is dedicating a whole series of reviews to wines made with care for the people and planet. With more warm September days ahead, we hope you enjoy a cool boat ride and this lovely white from J. Wilkes.
You’ve seen the scene in hundreds of movies and TV shows: guy behind the wheel of a powerboat, speeding through the deep blue sea to the left, right, behind and in front of him, light of the sun glistening off the top of the calm waves, wisps of water spurting into the air…
Okay, often he’s making his way to dump a dead body wrapped up and laid down on the bow of the boat—but before all that happens, that feeling of peace, relaxation and bliss upon the ocean—that’s this wine. The 2016 J. Wilkes Pinot Blanc, from the Santa Maria Valley of the Central Coast of California, is a chill, blissful, brisk kind of white wine, best enjoyed for those peaceful, relaxing moments in life just before whatever s*@t happens.