Review: 2009 Imagery Estate Winery White Burgundy North Coast

A rarity for California: A white blend inspired by French wines. Imagery’s “White Burgundy” is a blend of Chardonnay (of course), plus Pinot Blanc and a bit of Pinot Meunier, a typical grape used in the wines of Champagne. The result is, well, mostly Chardonnay-like, buttery and oaky, but not overdone. There is a certain fig and lemon-like buzz in the wine that the Pinot Meunier provides, making the finish reminiscent of a good, Old World sparkler. Curious and unique, it’s a wine worth trying if you’re otherwise a Chardonnay fan. Or if you’re not a fan, actually.

A- / $29 /

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