2006 Tangent Pinot Blanc
Arroyo Grande Valley, Calif.
This dry white wine from Baileyana Winery is a compelling, oak-free alternative to chardonnay. It's a crisp but full-bodied wine with great intensity and "bite." There are hints of minerals and citrus as well as flavors of apple, pear and honey. It offers a good deal of complexity and - like the rest of the fine line of Tangent whites - a convenient and classy screw cap.