Chateau Bianca Oregon Mixed Whites (12)

Chateau Bianca Oregon Mixed Whites Case
$99.99 $̶1̶7̶3̶.̶0̶0̶ 42% off List Price
2008 Chateau Bianca Pinot Gris
2008 Chateau Bianca Riesling
2009 Chateau Bianca Estate Pinot Blanc
2008 Chateau Bianca Chardonnay
CT links above

Winery website

The stats are clearly wrong on some of the listings, and in general don’t entirely match the descriptions. How do you say “very dry” and have a 0.5-6% RS?

If I wanted a case of whites, this looks like it’d fit the bill.

You mean the Pinot Blanc that has both a 0.8 AND a 0.6%RS?

It does look like a good mixed case.

It appears that none of these white wines have been made at Chateau Bianca since 2009.

I’m afraid that crashing sound is wine being dumped.

So join or create a WW Gathering!

Perhaps, but that doesn’t really say much about the quality of the wine in either direction.

Well,I live 25 miles south of the winery. I have tasted their wines at the various wine festivals. I have purchased their white wines. I must say 2008 was the best year for Willamette Valley Oregon wines prior to 2012. The growing season was almost perfect with much rain in the spring and a warm(not hot), dry Summer. Most 2008 vintages are hard to find. These white wines are delicious and perfect for upcoming chilled imbibing on your next picnic or front porch during the upcoming Summer. You will enjoy these.

I raised a legitimate concern. If you have something of value to say, have at it.

This really does look like an interesting mixed case of somewhat aged whites. Hoping some descreprncies noted can be addressed and we learn some history here.

…and for that very reason we have had some excellent offerings here that WD has picked up…

Quality at fire sale pricing I have no issue with.
It’s the quality here we want answers on.

Seems like a nice mix and some nice wines and at around $10 a bottle the price is definitely right, I don’t have room though and I have had not so great experiences with buying whites a few years after bottling this last year so I think I have to pass.

I had the fortune of tasting a bottle of the 2008 Chardonnay offerred here. However, I also had the misfortune of coming down with a cold/sinus infection this weekend, which severily hampered my ability to provide any worthwhile tasting notes.

No matter how hard I tried, I could not smell the wine at all. I didn’t get much on the palate other than a little bit of lemon, but I did notice some decent, mouthwatering acidity.

My wife attempted to help out on this one, but her notes are pretty sparse. She noted a very floral nose with a little bit of citrus. She didn’t provide much in the way of flavor profiles, but noted that it was dry to off-dry with a little oak, but not too much and what she described as “crisp acidity”.

I will try and taste this again tonight, but it will likely be futile.

…not sure why you’re being defensive, but I did say it. There are a lot of reasons why a winery would stop producing a specific wine, the quality of the wine may not weigh into it at all.

Hi Wooters,
This is Andreas the winemaker for Chateau Bianca here to answer a couple of questions.
We did produce white wines in 2009 but none in 2010 due to the worst bird damage in the history of the state.
As another person noted, 2008 was a tremendous vintage and the flavors are really nice in all three of them (the Pinot Blanc is 2009).
We had an abundant crop in 2008 and hence you are getting the opportunity to get a fantastic deal. The wines are all still drinking well. You can check our website, we are still selling them in our tasting room.
The R.S. on the Pinot Blanc is around .6% so it does have a touch of sweetness, though the acid finish plays down most of it.
Hope that helps.

I’m not sure if I’m missing something: .5-.6% is pretty much fully dry. For champagne, that level would denote “extra brut”. Most reds would land around here.

There wasn’t a decimal preceding the 6.

Hey Woot guys & gals. I like wine just fine. No, really I do. But I’m a beer guy. Don’t you know Craft Beer is growing by leaps and bounds? Yup, there are now over 2,400 breweries in the U.S.A.
So, how about slinging some of the stuff our way like you do wine? Because of distribution costs, it’s next to impossible for guys on the
West Coast (say, in Bend Oregon) to get craft beer from the Eastern Seaboard and places like that, and vice versa.
Li’l help? I can see it now…
I’d sign up for that!
Jeff Clough
[MOD: Email removed. Also, this is a good discussion for World of Woot Wine.]

Thanks, but I have still have not read anything from you about the quality of these wines. While these '08’s and '09’s may be served in their wine room, I am concerned about four and five year old white wines with many less than stellar reviews on Cellartracker. As the wine-maker has said, none of these wines were produced in 2010, but we have not yet heard about 2011 or 2012.

Welcome back. I’ve sent the correction to the Pinot Blanc in for fixin’ on the sale.