A Love Letter to Pinot Blanc

“Pinot Blanc is maybe the best wine you’ve never tasted. Especially the beauties from Oregon, which come on all bright and fruity and then stop just at the brink of going sweet. The varietal’s acidic edge wakes up your tongue, causes eyes to widen and a thought bubble to form: “Hello, gorgeous! Where have you been all my life?”

We are thrilled Pinot Blanc is finally starting to catch on here in the Willamette Valley. We have been speaking about how great Pinot Blanc is for years, and are very happy others are catching on. Pinot Blanc still has a long way to go, as there are only 219 acres planted in the Willamette Valley with Pinot Gris having over 3,000 acres planted. We love Pinot Blanc for it’s fullness and complexity.

Our 2016 Pinot Blanc was featured in Sip Northwest Magazine A Love Letter to Pinot Blanc. This wine was also invited to the prestigious, invite only Six Nations Wine Challenge in Austrailia this year.

“Winter’s Hill 2016 Reserve, Dundee Hills | $29
The label says Oregon, but this drinks like it just got off the boat from Burgundy. It is fermented and aged in French oak, but that process doesn’t knock out the fab fruit. Bet it’s going to be even better with a few years of aging, but it’s also pretty tough to resist drinking it right now.”

The 2016 Pinot Blanc Reserve will be available in the upcoming Fall Cellar Door Wine Club Allotment. Only 149 cases produced.

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