2006 Robert Foley Pinot Blanc, Napa Valley
First off, this is one of the most expensive screw cap whites I have had at around $23, but I would expect to pay this much for one of Robert Foley's wines. Known primarily as the man behind the superb Pride wines and his excellent eponymously named Charbonos, Foley wines are always noted for their balance between extraction and acidity, with big aromatics on both red and white wines.
If you're expecting green grapefruit-y Pinot Grigio, you're in for a big surprise. Wrong wine for that. This is a medium to full-bodied, big wine with a very European oily-ness to it that is instantly appealing. Without being quite as pungent and floral as an older Kuntz-bas Pinot Blanc, it has a a lot of aromatics in it, most of which vaguely reminiscent of a Rousanne or Marsanne.Its bracing acidity makes it very food friendly, while the fullness of the Napa fruit rounds it off. Recommended.