Left Coast Cellars 2013 White Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $20

By on December 12, 2014

left-coast-cellars-white-pinot-noir-2013-bottleJoe Wright, whose history in Oregon includes work at Willamette Valley Vineyards during the Joe Dobbes era, joined Left Coast Cellars in 2011 and immediately launched this White Pinot Noir program. Harvest for this began Sept. 19, and the oak-free results from Wright’s selection of Dijon, Pommard and Wadensvil clones are stunning. The nose is reminiscent of Hostess Cherry Pie, golden raspberry, blueberry, lime and lavender. Flavors hint at lime juice, white cherry, blueberry and honeydew melon with starfruit acidity and peach skin tannin. It’s deliciously dry and a fun alternative to Pinot Gris. At the Rickreall winery’s Tasting Room Cafe, consider pairing it with the Pasta, Pesto an Edeamame Salad.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,562 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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