Cal Poly 2008 Mustang White

Posted on November 2, 2010

Cal Poly added two new wines to its portfolio in 2008, the Mustang White and the Poly Royal Red. As the first two wines released from the 2008 vintage, they are both showing quite well. The Mustang White was added to compliment the popular Mustang Red; it's a blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris that pairs great with a variety of foods.

I'm glad that I was able to participate in the CPAA wine tasting this past weekend at Cal Poly's Homecoming. My friend Tony and I poured the 2008 Mustang White and 2007 Mustang Red for a larger than expected crowd, who thoroughly enjoyed both. The rest of the 2008 wines' release date has been pushed back until early 2011. This includes the Chardonnay, Mustang Red, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. I'm excited to share and enjoy them with everyone! Thus far, the four wines have received twelve medals in four competitions. 


Winery - Cal Poly Wines

Location - San Luis Obispo, California

Wine - Cal Poly 2008 Mustang White

Grape Varieties - Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris

Appellation - San Luis Obispo

Alcohol - 13.1% v/v

Price -$14 USD

Nose/Aroma - Sour apple.

Palate/Flavors - Apricot, melon, and apple complimented by nice minerality. Crisp acid structure that fills the mouth, then fades into a short finish of bartlett pears. 

Food Pairing - Fresh bruschetta: ciabatta bread topped with olive oli, balsamic vinegar, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, and green onions. 

Comments- Great food wine, pairs well with a variety of dishes. These and other aromatic varieties perform well in the Edna Valley, and I think this wine showcases what the future holds for this young appellation.