2016 Pinot Blanc
- 90 points Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast
- Best Pinot Blanc - SipNW Best of the NW
- Best in Class - Sunset Magazine International Wine Comp.
- Double Gold - Oregon Wine Awards
Subtle aromas of ripe fig, lemon grass, wet river stones and a hint of sandalwood mingle with scents of a fresh marine breeze and sourdough bread crust. Flavors of quince preserves and pineapple-rhubarb tart are medium weight on entry, tilting towards a lean, crisp finish. Fabulous with fresh shellfish or simply with a baguette and your favorite cheese.
ABOUT THIS WINE
Our Estate fruit for this bottling came from Gerber Vineyard, our original planting, Maple Ranch and our newest planting at Cedar Ranch. Winemaking is straightforward. Whole cluster pressing, fermentation in stainless steel with a selection of aromatic yeasts, and sur lie aging (left on the yeast lees) for five to six months. Our winemaking goal is to highlight the unique alpine nature of the vineyards with a transparent purity of fruit and lively, tongue-tingling crispness.