Youngberg Hill Vineyards 2012 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, $20

By on October 26, 2013

youngberg-hill-vineyards-pinot-blanc-2012-labelOne of the Northwest’s trendsetting and most picturesque properties continues to produce graceful wines, and here’s a product of 40-year-old vines from nearby Yamhill Valley Vineyards. The nose gathers up hints of lemon yogurt, apricot, peach and pear along with white pepper and a touch of butter. It provides pleasing up-front acidity, backed by white peach, Asian pear and Granny Smith apple. There’s a touch of butter, dried pineapple and a hint of slate in the finish. The Baileys, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary of owning the property, suggest pairing their Pinot Blanc with crabcakes.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 150 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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