Hot nights, hotter days, and we have a solution. The absolutely marvelous Blue Mountain pinot blanc. At $18, it amounts to a very serious bargain. Sixty per cent of the wine was fermented in stainless steel, the other 40 per cent in fifth-fill oak. The barrel-fermented wine was aged sur lie, the two wines ultimately blended at bottling. It is luscious, with a grace note of acidity, plenty of mouth-feel, abundant peachy and apricot notes, and a marvelous finish. We are pretty sure there will not be enough of this wine to go around, so by all means try a bottle soon.