Pinot Blanc is a white grape popular across the globe, especially in Alsace, Austria and Germany. It produces full-bodied dry white wines with typical apple, pear and citrus aromas, but is also the primary variety used in the sparkling Crémant d’Alsace. It is commonly referred to as Weissburgunder (Germany and Austria) and Pinot Bianco (Italy and Spain). You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Pinot Blanc among our extensive Pinot Blanc wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Pinot Blanc reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Pinot Blanc, and will help you find one that best suits your needs. For additional options that you may enjoy, please check out our reviews of Pinot Grigio wines, as well.
Solid, luscious and silky smooth, this white wine from the northern Friuli region is one of the most beautiful expressions of the Pinot Bianco grape you’ll find. Stone fruit and nutty tones are rich and penetrating and backed by more fruit and white flowers. Half the wine sees four months of oak to shape its creamy consistency and heightened complexity.
This lively, spritzy Pinot Blanc, made from organically grown grapes, matches the previous vintage with lovely fruit—golden apple, pink grapefruit and pickled watermelon. It freshens and lifts the palate as it moves into a finish that keeps the fruit while adding a strong vein of mineral and wet rock.
One of the best Pinot Blancs of this or any vintage. It was mostly fermented in stainless steel, with about one-fifth in new French oak. Just beautiful, with the creamy lushness of a fine Chardonnay. The fruit flavor is all about ripe, zesty citrus, spicy pears, tangerines and tangy green apples.
Spectacular Oregon Pinot Blanc, showing ripe citrus, citrus peel, fresh herb, wet rock and a lick of honey, all elegantly and seamlessly wrapped into a subtle and complex whole. Made from organic grapes fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel.
Very rich and opulent, with maybe a touch of botrytis giving the apricot, orange and buttercream flavors a honeyed decadence. Bright acidity keeps it all clean and balanced. Showing exceptionally well for a white wine at 4½ years of age.
This could be the best Pinot Blanc in Oregon right now, with lushness from barrel fermentation offset by the delicate balance throughout. Despite its modest 12.5% alcohol, this is a wine of considerable depth, with a mix of ripe yellow fruits and persistent, toasty highlights.
This is great white wine, especially at this price. With no oak, it shows pure, clean orange, pineapple, fig and vanilla flavors that are brightened by crisp acidity. Flashy and showy, yet complex, it’s a beautiful wine to drink now.